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When immigration is viewed only racially and culturally, limits and legality will never be imposed.  The debate must focus on limitations and lawfulness, otherwise open borders will make the United States a marketplace and not a country.

FLoridians for IMmigration ENforcement (FLIMEN) is a group of concerned Floridians advocating for immigration enforcement.  The group will also strive to eliminate illegal immigration incentives and will challenge the myths and pandering by elected officials and newspapers.  Please consider signing up for free FLIMEN Alerts.

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1) Latest News Section

Outrageously Bad News
E-Verify for Florida Goes Down in CRC Flames

Continuing a long-standing tradition of squashing E-Verify, the Chamber of Commerce orchestrated another death march for E-Verify in Florida.  E-Verify Proposal 29 went down in flames, 12-24, at the Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) meeting on April 16, 2018.

Floridians for Immigration Enforcement has unsuccessfully fought for the E-Verify employment eligibility verification system in Florida for over 10 years and every attempt has been killed, typically in the Florida Senate.  In recent years Floridians for E-Verify Now has worked tirelessly on the issue.

While the Chamber of Commerce (AKA Shamber of Commerce) lead the lobbying effort they had ample support from agricultural interests, ACLU, construction interests and others.

While E-Verify started out very popular in the CRC process opposition grew as Chamber of Commerce lobbyists visited the Commissioners.  Votes were 6-0, 19-13, and lastly 12-24.

The Chamber of Commerce launched an effective misinformation campaign.  The Chamber states that their organization supports E-Verify at the national level but not the state level.  They oppose E-Verify in Florida, or any state, because that would result in a patchwork of laws unfriendly to business.  The truthful information is that any employer who signs up for E-Verify may use E-Verify in any state.  So where's the patchwork?  None,  it's just another manufactured argument.

Further, the Chamber spread dire statements of high costs and devastating negative effects which have NOT shown up in the seven E-Verify states surrounding Florida (LA, MS, TN, AL, GA, SC, and NC).

There are a myriad of other essentially manufactured arguments against E-Verify including inaccuracy, new mandate on employers, racist, costly, shortage of Ag workers, and many more.  Over a period of years the objections against E-Verify have been comprehensively refuted to no avail.  The reason as most already know is that the draw of cheap labor easily overwhelms and can easily out lobby public interest.

As of April 17, 2018, 2PM, the CRC has not yet posted the final vote tally online.

However, we already know that two prominent Florida Republicans voted against E-Verify.  Do you remember Carlos Beruf the candidate who widely touted and heavily advertised his pro-enforcement immigration stand during his 2016 Senatorial campaign.  Yes, that Carlos Beruf voted against E-Verify.  Florida's esteemed Attorney General Pam Bondi, the one often on TV touting the rule of law, voted against E-Verify.  To further their hypocrisy, as well as their loyalty to the Chamber over Florida workers, both Beruf and Bondi voted to put Greyhound Racing Ban and Indoor Vaping Ban on the ballot for voters to choose.  Wow, let's hope their hypocrisy becomes a stain on their political careers just like AMNESTY has and will remain Rubio's albatross forever.

Thanks to the masses of Floridians who helped get E-Verify as far as the final CRC step.  It's just sad that after 12 years of effort that powerful moneyed factions still condone illegal hiring at the huge detriment of Florida's citizens.

April 17, 2018

Florida House and Senate leadership has made it clear they will not stop illegal hiring in Florida.

Floridians for Immigration Enforcement ( has worked for a decade now to have the Florida State Legislature address Florida's Illegal Immigration crisis by enacting immigration enforcement legislation. To date Republican leadership has blocked over thirty immigration bills meant to protect Floridians from the negative effects of illegal immigration. The Legislature has passed pro illegal alien In-State Tuition and legislation to allow illegal aliens to practice law in Florida. Click here for the full story.

Once every twenty years, Florida's Constitution provides for the creation of a revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida's Constitution. The Constitution Revision Commission will hold public hearings across the state over the next 12 months to identify issues and evaluate possible changes to the Constitution. One such change being promoted by the group Floridians For E-Verify Now is a constitutional amendment requiring employers to use E-Verify to check the workplace eligibility of new hires.

See the E-Verify constitutional amendment at 
E-Verify is a proven federal system for reserving American jobs for citizens and legal residents. For years, Florida activists tried to persuade the state legislature to protect American workers by making E-Verify usage mandatory but were denied time and again. Now the Constitution Revision Commission provides an alternative vehicle for adopting E-Verify. Any amendment proposed by the Commission will be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot, and would need 60 percent approval by voters to be added to the Constitution.

You also can take action by participating in two upcoming efforts by Floridians For E-Verify Now.
They are developing an online petition you can sign asking the Commission to place the E-Verify Amendment on the 2018 Ballot. This petition will be given to the commission to demonstrate state wide support for our proposed amendment. The group also is mounting a postcard campaign to the Commission for the same purpose.

Visit frequently for postings on these efforts.

Immigration Anarchy Rises Dramatically in Florida.

The number of Sanctuary Cities and Counties in Florida has exploded
from 5 to 12 based on information from DHS.

Immigration Anarchy demonstrates the massive dysfunction of our government and the further decline of our society. When cities and counties flagrantly violate federal immigration law with impunity yet the government punishes bakers for not making a homosexual-topped wedding cake every citizen must fight for the Rule of Law with fervor and unrelenting persistence!!


  • Broward Co., FL               (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)    

  • DeLeon Springs, FL

  • Deltona, FL

  • Herando Co.                    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)                       

  • Hillsborough Co., FL          (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

  • Jupiter, FL                        (Added 4-13-09. Previously on watch list.)

  • Lake Worth, FL                  (Added 4-13-09.)

  • Miami, FL

  • Miami-Dade Co., FL           (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

  • Palm Beach Co., FL            (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

  • Pasco Co., FL                    (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

  • Pinellas Co., FL                 (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)

November 3, 2015

Vanishing Open Spaces in Florida

A Sprawl Study by

The Florida of orchards, grasslands, marshes, pine scrub and open beaches continues to disappear at a rapid rate under the bulldozer’s blade of constant new development. How much of that is related to consumption and development patterns and how much of it is related to the increase in the number of Florida residents is the focus of this study.

E-Verify Self-Check

Anyone in the United States over the age of 16 can use E-Verify Self Check to confirm his or her own employment eligibility.
After you enter the requested information, E-Verify Self Check compares it with various government records to determine your work eligibility in the United States.

On July 13, 2014 the Center for Immigration Studies ( released the report Who Got the Jobs in Florida?  Florida ranked high in growth 2000-2014, but most employment gains went to immigrants (legal and illegal).

Here are a few highlights of the report:

  • Since the jobs recovery began in 2010, 64 percent of net employment growth among the state's working-age population has gone to immigrants.

  • If the employment rate of natives (16 to 65) in the first quarter of 2014 were what it was in 2000, 768,000 more natives would be working.

  • While agriculture gets a lot of attention in the state, it employs a tiny share of immigrant workers — less than 1 percent.

  • The supply of potential workers in Florida is enormous: half a million native-born college graduates were not working in the first quarter of 2014, as were one million with some college and 1.4 million with no more than a high school education.

  • The labor force participation of black, Hispanic, young, and less-educated workers in Florida show the biggest declines.

To read the full report go to

Do you remember the two cornerstones of Rick Scott’s 2010 campaign? Illegal Immigration and Jobs.

Rick Scott promised to get tough on illegal aliens by enacting an Arizona type immigration law that included mandatory E-Verify for all new hires in Florida. He also pledged to create 700,000 new jobs above projected normal job growth. This was the 7-7-7 plan.

Florida now ranks third in the country on the number of illegal aliens. So make no mistake, these dire job numbers would have looked much better for Florida citizens had Governor Scott kept his promise to enact mandatory E-Verify.

America is now facing a crisis at the border with the current surge of unaccompanied minors’ illegally entering the country to be reunited with family members that previously entered the country illegally. Many of these children will be resettling in Florida unless we take action now.

Please go to where you can sign a petition to Governor Scott and see other actions you can take to stop illegal immigration, thus restoring jobs to American workers.



E-Verify is about protecting the jobs of legal workers, so there are really only two sides to this issue.  Elected officials support the hiring of illegal aliens or the hiring of fellow citizens. Many Floridians and their families are hurting. They have lost their jobs, they have lost their health insurance, and they have lost their homes.  At the end of the day, if elected officials are unwilling to protect our jobs, then maybe it's time that those elected officials lost their jobs.

Jack Oliver, FLIMEN Legislative Director


E-Verify Summary:

1. E-Verify is a highly successful federal program where employers are required to confirm the legal status of new hires.

2. E-Verify effectively addresses the main enabler of illegal immigration -- The Job Magnet.

3. E-Verify has been successfully utilized in about 17 states, many municipalities and more than 238,000 employers who voluntarily enrolled.

4. E-Verify is highly accurate at 98.3%.

5. E-Verify is totally non-discriminatory as all new hires are verified.

6. E-Verify applies the pro-enforcement principal of 'Attrition by Enforcement' which means illegal aliens will self-deport when they cannot hold jobs here. It is also a deterrent to potential illegal entrants seeking jobs.

7. E-Verify covers only new hires which allows employers to phase into legality without drastic upheaval to the employer or industry.

8. E-Verify has improved significantly and will continue to be improved.

9. E-Verify is a modern on-line extension of the I-9 system that has, since 1986, required employers to verify employment eligibility.

10.  The legality of E-Verify was affirmed when the US Supreme Court on May 26, 2011 ruled in favor of the Arizona E-Verify law:

E-Verify Information Links:

Controlling Illegal Immigration: What Ohio and Every Other State Can Do (Heritage)
E-Verify Demonstration Video (USCIS)
E-Verify Statistics and Reports  (USCIS)
E-Verify (DHS)
E-Verify Works (Nationalreview)
E-Verify: Challenges & Opportunities (Heritage)

Take a look at an important document describing the social principles and counter arguments to E-Verify at:

Enact E-Verify!

2) Florida's Illegal Alien Hiring Halls Section

Florida Illegal Alien Hiring Halls

As of November 1, 2013 there are two taxpayer-supported illegal alien hiring halls in Florida, one in Jupiter and one in Cutler Bay (Miami).  The Loxahatchee Groves Illegal Alien Hiring Hall closed.  The Lake Worth Illegal Alien Hiring Hall closed  December 31, 2010.  The proposed West Palm Beach Illegal Alien Hiring Hall thankfully never materialized.

FLIMEN and many Lake Worth citizens were very active in opposing the Lake Worth Illegal Alien Hiring Hall.  Finally, on October 5, 2010 the Lake Worth City Commission voted to shut down the Lake Worth Illegal Alien Hiring Hall.  The reason being that Lake Worth was nearing bankruptcy and needed the facilities for legitimate services.  FLIMEN VP David Caulkett attended the final hearing and stated:

"The Lake Worth Illegal Alien Hiring Hall is closing because of near bankruptcy, not because of principles. Perhaps if elected officials in Lake Worth and throughout the USA diligently applied principles, we might have a fiscally healthy nation, instead of waiting up to the moment of bankruptcy."

Per Lake Worth labor center told to move out of city shuffleboard building:

LAKE WORTH - The Lake Worth Resource Center must move out of the shuffleboard building by the end of this year, city commissioners decided Tuesday night. Commissioners ended leases for the day-labor center and three organizations that use space in the City Hall Annex in a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Cara Jennings dissenting.

The Jupiter Illegal Alien Hiring Hall was the first in Florida and is known as the 'El Sol Model' where supporters try to proliferate the 'day labor centers' to other Florida municipalities in a misguided attempt to combat on-the-street job solicitation by unlawfully present foreign nationals. 

Legitimizing illegal hiring by officially sanctioning illegal alien hiring halls is not a solution.  Consider:

  • The effect of hiring illegal foreign workers lowers the wages and benefits of American workers.

  • Significant costs to taxpayers include public education, emergency health care and law enforcement.  See Impacts.

  • Illegal alien hiring halls are exacerbating the problem by providing a job magnet to further the illegal invasion. 

  • The illegal hiring transactions are a federal felony

When will the El Sol Plague reach your neighborhood?

The Lake Worth, Loxahatchee Groves and Cutler Bay halls were modeled after the El Sol model.  

El Sol proponents seemingly are seeking to rival McDonald's expansion plans.  Per a September 16, 2006 Palm Beach (Com)Post editorial:

"El Sol has the chance to be the model for Lake Worth, West Palm Beach and cities throughout South Florida that realize the corrosive effects of ignoring a problem that isn't going away."


Because the Jupiter El Sol model is a root cause of the proliferations, citizen opponents and FLIMEN have made it a priority to shut down El Sol.  For more information:

November 1, 2013

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