On May 2, 2023, the House of Representatives of the Florida Legislature approved a new immigration measure, which affects all immigrants who are in the State of Florida. In today's blog, we are going to be explaining what this new bill consists of.
The first thing I want to emphasize is that this is only a bill at this time, it has not yet become law, so it’s not enforceable yet. For a proposal to become law, it has to go through different stages. Although this proposal is expected to eventually be approved and become law.
What does this bill include?
The new proposed legislation from the State of Florida regarding immigrants includes proposals such as conducting audits of businesses that employ undocumented immigrants, and that every business with more than 25 employees must use the E-Verify system to verify that their Workers have the proper documentation to work. Failure to do so could result in the suspension of their license to operate.
The proposal also includes provisions that increase the legal penalties for those who transport undocumented immigrants to Florida.
The proposal includes language that would prohibit undocumented persons from using a driver's license issued by another state in the State of Florida.
It is also proposed that hospitals that receive state and federal funds should monitor how much money they spend treating undocumented immigrants who go to emergency services, and in the same way the hospitals are required to include in their form, questions aimed at knowing the legal status of the patient. This rule does not include the denial of medical services, only monitoring the amount of money spent on treating undocumented immigrants.
Another proposal of the measure includes the prohibition to exercise law and be part of the Florida Bar to those undocumented people, such as dreamers.
Once the proposal enters into force we will know how it will be implemented.
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