Florida House and Senate leadership has made it clear they will not stop illegal hiring in Florida.
Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (FLIMEN.org) 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 www.floridiansforeverifynow.org
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 www.floridiansforeverifynow.org 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
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 NumbersUSA.com
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.
On July 13, 2014 the Center for Immigration Studies (www.cis.org) 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 www.flimen.org/articles/floridajobsimmigrants.pdf
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 www.PetitionRickScott.com 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 MUST BE ENACTED NATIONWIDE!
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
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
4. E-Verify is highly accurate
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
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
E-Verify Statistics and Reports (USCIS)
E-Verify Works (Nationalreview)
E-Verify: Challenges &
Take a look at an important document describing the
social principles and counter arguments to E-Verify at: