Florida businesses won’t have to worry about voters requiring them to verify the immigration status of new employees.
The state Constitution Revision Commission on Monday rejected a proposal that would have asked voters in November to require businesses to use a system similar to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Employment Authorization Program, known as E-Verify, to determine immigration-related eligibility of employees.
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The vote was applauded by the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
“Proposal 6010 would have placed an ineffective federal government system into Florida’s foundational document,” Florida Chamber Vice President of Governmental Affairs Frank Walker said in a statement after the vote.
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