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Immigration Reform in the Works

January 26th, 2011 by flanews

Florida lawmakers are poised to pass immigration reform legislation, but it probably won’t look like Arizona’s controversial law. Many legislators and Governor Rick Scott campaigned on bringing an Arizona style law to Florida that would allow police officers to check the immigration status of people they stopped for other crimes. Senate President Mike Haridopolos says that approach probably won’t work in Florida.

““People are getting their opinions out and basing those opinions on facts about what’s happening in Florida not on what’s happening in Arizona and I think that’s what’s important to us. Clearly Washington DC is failing us on immigration and that’s why we’re stepping up,” said Haridopolos.

State lawmakers have held two meetings on immigration reform. A third meeting is scheduled for next month.

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