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Republican lawmakers endorse DeSantis’ swipe at immigration

Gov. Ron DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE – The hottest strike by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican-led Legislature against undocumented immigrants is taking form, even although it builds on an earlier approach by now blocked by a federal court docket as unconstitutional. 

The legislation (SB 1808) would grow the state’s ban on “sanctuary cities” by discouraging airlines, bus companies and companies from aiding the federal federal government in relocating undocumented immigrants to Florida, numerous of them unaccompanied minors.

Below the invoice, corporations could be prohibited from executing any company with Florida governments, if they support the Biden administration transport “unauthorized aliens” into the state.

Although quite a few of those people staying relocated are reunited with relatives associates or acquire aid from social services organizations, Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, solid a a lot more ominous check out Monday when describing dozens of flights reported possessing occur into Jacksonville in new months carrying migrants from the Mexican border location.

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Sen. Aaron Bean speaks during the first day of the Florida Legislature's Special Session B at the Capitol building Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.

Bean explained lots of arrive “in the dead of the night.”

“We never know who these people are, and the crimes which they are committing (are) extremely real,” Bean explained to the Senate Judiciary Committee, with no providing much element on the alleged crimes.

“We feel it’s time to say ‘no’ to the federal federal government managing this human smuggling procedure,” he added. “Once we say ‘no,’ there must be a better way. We require enforcement at the border.”

As portion of that, Bean said his invoice would, for instance, strip a bus firm of its agreement transporting a Florida school or substantial university sports activities staff, if it also did perform relocating undocumented immigrants to the point out.