Illegal Immigration Bill for Florida?

By: Troy Kinsey Email
By: Troy Kinsey Email

Tallahassee, FL - They've crossed over the border by the millions taking refuge in cities and towns all across America, but nowhere have illegal immigrants left a bigger mark than in Arizona. A state that now has a law devoted to questioning anybody suspected of being a non-citizen.

Here at home, Republican Senator Mike Bennett has now filed a bill that would bring an Arizona-style law to Florida. It's enough to concern Orlando native Anthony Fabre.

Fabre says, "You can't guarantee that someone is not going to be racially profiled because, for example, I was born in this country, he wasn't, but you would think that he was born here and I wasn't because of the way that I look. But, the truth is completely opposite."

Unlike in Arizona, the bill would only allow authorities to question suspected illegal immigrants if they've broken the law, but critics call it intrusive nonetheless, especially in a state where illegal immigration may not be that big of an issue.

After all, Florida is hundreds of miles away from the Mexican border, and most of our large Cuban population enjoys asylum, but, Florida political scientist Carol Weissert says Bennett's bill may be aimed at pleasing Republican voters, with an eye toward 2012.

Weissert says, "I think with the Hispanic population in Florida, it's a very complicated mix and not monolithic in any way, so even how it plays out with that base, so this may be a very smart political calculation - you're dealing with your base, and it's not an issue that's important to many other people."

That is, not yet.
The debate over illegal immigration has gone national, with Florida set to become the next battleground.

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  • by BORAT on Dec 5, 2010 at 04:27 AM
    Sometimes I wonder if you don’t have better things to do not just sit over every censured article and news that this government feed you with! ! ! ! WAKE UP people!!!!! First of all almost all of you speaks and write incorrectly (including me because I learned from you Americans but I speak other 6 languages so next time I can do it in other one )Sol go and study! So you can do better that all of the immigrants (illegal). You are all just unsecure and afraid someone born somewhere else could have better life than you. You better forget about the life that you had with min of $15/hr those days are gone. Go and take the jobs BACK that all of the illegal’s took from you! Clean the hotel rooms, pick the vegetables, do the landscaping for 12 hr in day, wash dishes, or be a roofer, maybe you could hang the drywall or laid tiles, I think great job for you all will be to scrub the floors in night for $6. Nobody is holding you from doing that ...Than all the illegal’s will be out of job!
  • by BORAT on Dec 5, 2010 at 04:25 AM
    PART 2 Why you don’t try it ??? Yea I forgot to mention..... No driver license so use the bike, no insurance, no benefits, and ....don’t forget to hide outside because police may take you!!!!! OR there is other option!!!!! Pay European prices for food, and all goods Tomato’s/ pound $4, oranges/ pound $3 etc. This country is built on immigrants!!!!! And CAN’T EXIST without them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes there are bad people between them same like between all the legal’s, there is more% crime made by legal’s, more% legal’s use the government benefits, ....... Close the border! (this can’t happen because too many high people involved in drug business) DO AMNESTY ( this will not happen because all the rich republican owes companies with illegal workers) TEACH THEM ENGLISH ( no good for government than people can read and follow their rights)!
  • by BORAT on Dec 5, 2010 at 04:24 AM
    PART 3 ) AND HERE is the worst news! Get use to it because nothing will change! Just talk talk talk and that is cheap. They will scare you, feed you with junk then get you on pills so can DIE! You can’t get social security because there is NONE! WAKE UP you will not change anything! Borrow comedy and read jokes ....... BE HAPPY! Legal Illegal who cares! You need them, you are use to them so STOP because You can’t do ANYTHING ABOUT THAT!!!! I almost forgot comment on this video...... GO to MIAMI and start looking for illegal’s and tell all people there is NO RACIAL PROFILING AND DISCRIMINATION!!!! I will believe it! :-) This Law in FL will NEVER HAPPEN! So relax and go get some Mc muffin for breakfast then get remote and watch TV and complain......... YOU ARE GREAT IN THAT! Same time someone will get the work done ..........mostly illegal’s. My name is Borat I’m from Uzbekistan and I’m LEGAL!
  • by ETurnage Location: Tallahassee on Dec 4, 2010 at 03:07 PM
    Hate to break it to some of you losers but the first inhabitants lost. If we don't take control of our borders we are going to follow suit. Show me one stable latin american nation? You can't. Either economically or politically they all hang on by a fingertip. The only stable and successful immigrants were from northern europe and the British Isles. Stop the flood or we can look forward to their problems becoming our own...I don't think any of you want that, no matter how naive and liberal some of you may be...
  • by la on Dec 3, 2010 at 10:26 PM
    fsugal&me boone.. u are right these ignorate people couldn't read when they where in school?!? That are they sleeped through History class. The organial aliens were our so call Native AMIRICANS. It doesn't matter where they came from. Then the boats from europe started coming. They then became "aliens". AND who are we but descendant from those same "aliens".
  • by la Location: loco on Dec 3, 2010 at 05:25 PM
    when u say that americans by boat across the pacific u shouldn't say americas u should say europeans
  • by Bernie Location: Live Oak on Dec 3, 2010 at 04:06 PM
    Attention FSUgal. Question for you. Where did the so called "Native" American Indians come from? If you cannot answer this I would say you are as "Ignorant" as any poster here. I think you will find that no one knows. There are different theories out there,some believe Native Americans are descended from early asians who arrived during the last ice age, when the sea level was low enough that there was a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska. The ancient Siberians, a race related to the Mongolians, Chinese, Koreans, etc. crossed this land bridge into Alaska. Over the centuries, they migrated south to completely cover the continents of North and South America. Another theory has it that Native Americans came by boat across the Pacific, not in a single journey but rather island hopping, populating one island after another, Hawaii for example is already halfway from Asia to North America. The development and existance of Polynesian society is also a proof-of-concept. Complex huh.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 at 03:54 PM
    FSUgal - Are you 100% Native American? If not your more than obvious ignorance is showing, It must be caused by your illegal alien ancestors that spawned you. DUH!
  • by FSUgal Location: Tally on Dec 3, 2010 at 01:49 PM
    Attention all ignorant people! Unless you are 100% Native American, your ancestors were "illegal aliens" too! YOU wouldn't be here in America if your illegal alien ancestors hadn't come to America and spawned you ignorant people. DUH!
  • by Erick Location: carlos on Dec 3, 2010 at 11:50 AM
    unemployment is high because people don't wanna work go to the tomato fields and ask for a job i'm pretty sure you'll get it,but u have to compite with hard workers who start working @4 am and go home @ 7 somethimes 9 pm getting 70 cents per bucket with no benefits no insurance etc......
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