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Arizona-style immigration law for Florida?

Sunday, May 30, 2010 6:15
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An Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration is gaining ground in Florida, the state with the third-highest undocumented population.

The state House’s top legislator on criminal justice issues says he wants to see legislation to mirror Arizona’s controversial illegal immigration crackdown. The Arizona law requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop, if they reasonably suspect them to be here illegally.

“I would absolutely, 100 percent, unequivocally support an Arizona law,” said Rep. William Snyder, R-Stuart, a former police officer and chairman of the Criminal and Civil Justice Committee. “The state has its own sovereignty and we have a right to participate in federal efforts to stop illegal immigration. I’m not at all opposed to introducing that bill — it’s something I’m considering.”

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