Vegetable Farmer: SB 1718 is Going to be Very Impactful in South Florida

Jim Rogers Florida, Legislative

By Clint Thompson As if finding an adequate labor force wasn’t hard enough for specialty crop producers in Florida, it will likely become even more challenging starting July 1. When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 1718, it marked a significant crackdown on illegal immigration in the state. But it could also devastate many of the state’s farming operations in …

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E-Verify Divides Republican Leaders as Florida Legislative Session Starts

Dan Cooper Florida, Industry News Release, Labor, Legislative

(NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push for a politically charged immigration proposal has begun to expose a clash between Republicans as this year’s legislative session starts. The governor kicked off the session Tuesday by reminding lawmakers about one of his top priorities: a proposed mandate for all Florida employers to use the federal government’s E-Verify system to check new hires …