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Governor DeSantis Signed 2023 Immigration Bill with E-Verify

Governor DeSantis Signed 2023 Immigration Bill with E-Verify

What is being called “The strongest anti-illegal immigration bill in the nation” was just signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

The bill (SB 1718) highlights are:

Requires employers to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of employees, and fines employers who fail to use E-Verify $1,000 per day.

Suspends licenses of any employer who knowingly employs illegal aliens, and makes using a fake ID to gain employment a felony.

Enhances penalties for human smuggling, including making knowingly transporting five or more illegal aliens or a single illegal alien minor a second-degree felony subject to a $10,000 fine and up to 15 years in prison.

Provides $12 million to continue the Unauthorized Alien Transport Program to relocate illegal immigrants to sanctuary jurisdictions.

Bans local governments and NGOs from issuing identification documents to illegal aliens and invalidates all out-of-state driver licenses issued exclusively to illegal aliens.

Requires hospitals to collect and report healthcare costs for illegal aliens.

Bridgely Key Options is working on cost-effective, efficient solutions to assist businesses adapt and comply with the E-Verify requirement.

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