The E-Verify language and provisions in the current Florida Senate bill SB2040 are so grossly deficient the E-Verify language should be considered unacceptable by all Floridians. To honor his pledge to enact mandatory E-Verify Senate President Haridopolos should abandon SB2040 E-Verify language and lead the Senate toward adoption of the excellent E-Verify provisions of House bill HB7089.
Because E-Verify addresses the job magnet as the root cause of illegal immigration E-Verify is the best method to curtail illegal immigration now and in the future. The state of Florida has the obligation to protect legal workers and law-abiding businesses from the unfairness of illicit hiring of unauthorized workers. Importantly, E-Verify can be enforced by the State of Florida through the management of business licenses independently of the federal government.
With the help of legal experts FLIMEN has tediously examined both Senate Committee Bill SB2040 and House Committee Bill HB7089. FLIMEN strongly objects to the E-Verify provisions of SB2040 and strongly supports the E-Verify provisions of HB7089. After the bills proceed through committees the bills will be reconciled (negotiated) between the chambers prior to the May 6, 2011 Session end.
CALLS AND EMAILS ARE NEEDED TO SENATE PRESIDENT HARIDOPOLOS
Thanks for your public statement supporting E-Verify but SB2040 E-Verify language is so grossly deficient that it is unacceptable.
Please honor your pledge to enact mandatory E-Verify by adopting the E-Verify language of House bill HB7089.
1. CALL: SENATE PRESIDENT HARIDOPOLOS – (850) 487-5056
a. Open your email program for a new message.
b. Copy and paste subject line:
Please honor your pledge to enact mandatory E-Verify by adopting HB7089 E-Verify language.
c. Copy and paste the message below or create one of your own into the body of the message:
Dear Senate President Haridopolos:
Thank you for your pledge to enact E-Verify for all businesses this session but the SB2040 employment eligibility verification language essentially is a scheme to make E-Verify voluntary which is the same situation as exists today.
I view the role of all officials, including you, as having the responsibility to protect legal workers and law-abiding businesses from the unfairness of illicit hiring of unauthorized workers, but unfortunately SB2040 merely protects illegal aliens and illegal employers with the status quo.
Florida must transition to a legal work force so please honor your E-Verify pledge by leading the Senate toward adoption of the E-Verify language of HB7089.
Sincerely, Your Name
d. Copy and paste email addresses into the To field:
March 30, 2011