The Florida Senate has just passed its E-Verify measure SB 664, a bill that would ensure that Florida businesses only hire individuals who are legally eligible to be in the country.
Senator and state GOP Chairman Joe Gruters (R), who introduced the bill, said that because ““Florida’s economy continues to grow under Governor DeSantis’ leadership and by using E-Verify we will only expand jobs and opportunities for legal workers in our state.”
“We live in a nation of laws and illegal immigration undermines those laws, threatens public safety in our state, and undercuts wages for Florida workers. It is only right to require employers to follow the rule of law and to ensure that the workers they are hiring are eligible and, in our country, legally,” added Gruters.
Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has called for an all-of-the-above legislative solution to combatting illegal immigration, is expected to sign the final measure once it gets passed both chambers of the Florida legislature.