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Florida lawmakers propose new immigration bill

Florida lawmakers proposed a new bill that would require employers to verify potential employees immigration status. The bill would also allow law enforcement to obtain the identify and legal status of individuals in criminal investigations. Critics of the proposed law state that the Arizona type immigration bill would reflect poorly on the state of Florida, a tourist dependent state. Critics also argue that the bill will promote racial profiling and that it is unnecessary because illegal immigrants are not taking jobs away from U.S. citizens. It remains to be seen whether the proposed law will be enacted.