Thursday, April 14, 2011

Commentary: Adopting Arizona-style immigration law in Florida is nuts - KansasCity.com

Commentary: Adopting Arizona-style immigration law in Florida is nuts - KansasCity.com Oh my God! Just when many of us thought that Arizona’s anti-immigration law was a legal aberration drifting into oblivion, the Florida Legislature is considering a similar law that could affect all Hispanics in one of the states most dependent on Latin American tourism, trade and real estate investments. Nearly one year after Arizona passed its controversial law, which was suspended by a judge after being challenged by the Justice Department, crusades to pass similar laws have failed in about 22 states, including Colorado and Mississippi. But immigration advocacy groups say Arizona-styled bills are gaining ground in four state legislatures: Florida, Oklahoma, Alabama and South Carolina.

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