Families leaving Florida amid new immigration laws

ORLANDO, Fla. — Several families are opting to pack up and leave Florida before a new immigration law takes effect on July 1.


It requires certain businesses to use a federal system to check the immigration status of their workers. The law also toughens criminal penalties for people who bring undocumented immigrants into the state.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis has called it the strongest anti-illegal immigration legislation in the country.

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A woman who wants to remain anonymous but share her story said the impacts are coming in just a matter of days due to Senate Bill 1718.

See her story in the video above.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.