Florida attorney general proposes Arizona-like immigration law
Florida attorney general Bill McCollum recently announced his proposed immigration reform plan, which bears a resemblance to the controversial law proposal in Arizona.
McCollum’s proposal would require police officers to question a suspect’s immigration status during all lawful stops and detention when they have reason to be suspicious, according to the Miami Herald. McCollum is currently running for the Republican spot in the upcoming gubernatorial election
“Arizona is going to want this law,” said McCollum. “We’re better, we’re stronger, we’re tougher and we’re fairer.”
McCollum’s oppenent in the GOP primary, Rick Scott, jumped on the proposal.
“Today’s immigration proposal from Bill McCollum serves as just another example of why he can’t be trusted,” Jennifer Baker, Scott’s campaign communication director, told the news source. “Besides flip-flopping on his support of Arizona’s legislation, the desperate career politician rushed to present a plan that on Monday he said would be coming in `a couple of weeks.’”
Those who participate in the EB-5 visa program, which allows foreign nationals who invest a $1 million in American businesses to become eligible for U.S. green cards, will not have to worry about such laws.