July 1, 2023

Migrant workers said to be leaving Florida over new immigration law

Manuel Bojorquez reports:

"A controversial Florida law which took effect Saturday no longer recognizes driver's licenses issued to undocumented immigrants from other states, among other restrictions.

It is part of a sweeping immigration bill signed by Republican Florida governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis back in May that is prompting many to leave the state.

The run-up to the new law has sparked protests by immigrant workers, from those in the tourism and hospitality industry, to those who work in agricultural fields.


The Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added] estimates that nearly 10% of workers in Florida's most labor-intensive industries are undocumented, leaving employers and workers uncertain about the future the new law will create.

The law was one of more than 200 signed by DeSantis which took effect Saturday and impact areas including abortion, education and guns."

Read more and watch the full report at cbsnews.com

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