May 3, 2011

Immigration Politics - Florida: Senate to decide immigration bill

Here's an interesting twist. The Florida state senator handling anti-immigrant legislation is a fruit grower who uses immigrant labor. 

Senate to decide immigration bill - Legislature - "When Sen. JD Alexander ran into a throng of ubiquitous immigration advocates in the halls of the Florida Senate on Monday, he made an unusual admission: He plans to vote against a provision in an immigration bill he has been tasked with handling but doesn’t much like.

“Can you vote against the bill?” a protester asked the powerful Senate budget chief.

“Probably not,” Alexander said. “But I’m against e-Verify.”

Alexander, a Lake Wales Republican, opposes requiring employers to use the federal government’s e-Verify system to check a prospective hire’s work status. He uses e-Verify himself as a citrus grower — and, Alexander has said, the system is expensive and glitchy."

No comments:

Post a Comment