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House Balks at E-Verify ‘Compromise’

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — As the 2020 legislative session draws to a close, the House and Senate are in a standoff over a politically charged immigration proposal that is a top priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis. House Republicans on Tuesday refused to back a Senate measure that would have given the Republican governor’s administration the power to randomly audit private businesses to …

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Bill Targeting Undocumented Workers Clears Senate

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — A politically charged bill that would give Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration the power to randomly audit private businesses to ensure they are not hiring undocumented workers is heading to the Florida House, where it will face a hesitant speaker. The Senate voted 22-18 on Monday to approve the proposal (SB 664), which was negotiated with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ …

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Oliva: Senate E-Verify Plan Un-American

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — House Speaker José Oliva on Saturday blasted a plan that would give Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration the power to randomly audit private businesses to ensure they are not hiring undocumented workers. DeSantis and the Senate have settled on a proposal that would give his administration the authority to audit Florida employers to ensure they are verifying workers’ legal …

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Senate Rolls Out Last Minute E-Verify ‘Compromise’

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — A last-minute deal on E-Verify emerged in the Senate on Friday, moving the Republican-dominated Legislature closer to giving Gov. Ron DeSantis a win on a key campaign promise. After weeks of negotiating with the governor’s office and reviewing a House proposal, Senate bill sponsor Tom Lee said Friday the Senate earlier that day had reached a “compromise” that …

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House, Senate Face Negotiations on E-Verify

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration, Legislative

(NSF) — As the legislative session wanes, competing proposals that would require employers to check whether new hires are legally eligible to work in the United States are heading to the House and Senate floors. Both measures would force all public employers — such as state agencies and local school districts — to use E-Verify, a federal immigration program that …

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Changes Sought for E-Verify Proposal

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — Ahead of a Senate hearing on an E-Verify proposal, a key Republican lawmaker Monday filed potential changes that would significantly narrow a bill that seeks to require immigration checks for new employees. The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, is scheduled Tuesday to consider a controversial proposal (SB 664) that would mandate all public …

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E-Verify Divides Republican Leaders as Session Starts

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push for a politically charged immigration proposal has begun to expose a clash between Republicans as this year’s legislative session starts. The governor kicked off the session Tuesday by reminding lawmakers about one of his top priorities: a proposed mandate for all Florida employers to use the federal government’s E-Verify system to check new hires …

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Senate President Balks at Governor’s E-Verify Proposal

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis wants all Florida businesses to use a system to prevent undocumented immigrants from getting jobs in the state, but a powerful Republican leader is pushing back against the proposal. Senate President Bill Galvano said this week he does not support a measure that would force Florida’s private employers to use the federal government’s E-Verify system, …