Florida Considering Toughest Immigration Laws In Nation

  • Led by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida’s state legislature is considering immigration measures to crack down on undocumented migrants that reportedly are the toughest in any state in more than a decade.
  • The bills are part of what DeSantis describes as a response to President Joe Biden’s “open borders agenda” that have let an uncontrolled flow of migrants cross into the United States from Mexico, the New York Times reported.
  • According to the Times, the Florida bills would expose people to felony charges for sheltering, hiring and transporting undocumented immigrants; require hospitals to ask patients their immigration status and report to the state; invalidate out-of-state driver’s licenses issued to undocumented immigrants; and direct the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to provide assistance to federal authorities in enforcing the nation’s immigration laws.
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