Gov. DeSantis signs bill to crackdown on illegal immigration in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill, the New York Times says is the toughest crackdown on undocumented immigration in the U.S.


Employers will now have to use the federal E-Verify service to check the immigration status of an applicant.

It also prevents county governments and non-governmental organizations from using tax dollars to issue ID’s to undocumented immigrants.

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And will also invalidate any out-of-state license issued to an undocumented immigrant.

The governor blames states like California for issuing licenses to immigrants.

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“At the end of the day. You wouldn’t have the illegal immigration problem if you didn’t have a lot of people facilitating this in our country,” DeSantis said.

The law will also prosecute anyone who transports undocumented immigrants in Florida with five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.

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