Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has unveiled a bold legislative package aimed at tackling the illegal immigration crisis that is plaguing America.
The proposals, which have been labeled as the “toughest crackdown” on illegal immigration by any state in recent memory, have caused a stir among the political class and the media.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been making headlines once again, this time for his bold legislative proposals aimed at curbing the illegal immigration crisis in America. As President Joe Biden continues to grapple with this thorny issue, DeSantis has sprung into action, promising to protect Floridians from the dangers of Biden’s border crisis. His proposals have been dubbed as the “toughest crackdown” on illegal immigration by any state in recent memory and have garnered widespread attention, and criticism from the media and the public alike.
Outlined in February, DeSantis’ proposals include making it a felony punishable by up to five years in prison to knowingly transport, conceal, or harbor illegal aliens. If the illegal alien is a minor, the felony would be upgraded to a second-degree felony punishable by 15 years in prison.
The package would also force all employers in the state to use E-Verify to determine employment eligibility and make it a felony to use false identification to obtain employment.
The governor’s proposal also strongly disincentivizes illegal immigration in the state by prohibiting local governments from issuing ID cards to unauthorized aliens, invalidating out-of-state licenses issued to unauthorized aliens, requiring hospitals to collect data on the immigration status of patients, banning out-of-state tuition waivers at colleges and universities for unauthorized aliens, banning unauthorized aliens from being able to practice law, and closing a loophole that allows illegal aliens to be released from ICE detention.
DeSantis made it clear that he intends to continue taking steps to protect Floridians from reckless federal open border policies. He believes that Florida is a law and order state that will not turn a blind eye to the dangers of the Biden administration’s border crisis.
Governor Ron DeSantis’ bold proposals to tackle the illegal immigration crisis in America have drawn widespread attention from the media and the public alike. Labelled as the “toughest crackdown” on illegal immigration by any state in recent memory, these proposals are aimed at curbing the smuggling of illegal aliens, stopping municipalities from issuing ID cards to people here illegally, and ensuring that employers are hiring American citizens or those here legally. DeSantis’ drive towards a safer and law-abiding Florida is a welcome example of leadership and courage that other states in America should aspire to replicate. As the rest of America watches and waits, it will be interesting to see how these proposals play out in practice and how successful they are in tackling the vexing issue of illegal immigration.
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