Immigration crackdown moves in Florida House

Gov. Rick Scott’s pledge to bring an Arizona-style immigration law to Florida probably won’t happen, but a House committee voted Thursday to bring him the next best thing.

The new Florida immigration reform plan would require police to check the immigration status of a person who is under arrest or is the subject of a criminal investigation.

That language stops short of Arizona’s controversial law, which requires police to determine a person’s immigration status whenever the officer makes “any lawful contact” with the individual.  Via the Miami Herald



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