Debate: Does Florida Need An Arizona-Style Immigration Law?08/04/10 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up today- Does Florida need a state immigration law similar to Arizonaâ€™s?
Our guests are:
John Hendrix, one of the founders of the largest Tea Partyâ€™s in the Tampa Bay area. Heâ€™s a Minuteman and has acted as an observer on the US border with Mexico;
And Luis Lopez, President of the Hispanic Alliance of Tampa Bay; the group includes: The League of United Latin American Citizens and the Hispanic Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs.
The Florida Legislature is considering adopting an immigration-control law similar to the one Arizona lawmakers passed earlier this year. Portions of the law were struck down last week by a federal judge. State Rep. William Snyder, a Republican in Stuart, said two months ago that he plans to introduce legislation this November incorporating "significant components" from the Arizona law. The earliest Snyder expects the Florida Legislature to consider his bill would be during the next regular legislative session in March.