Senate Republicans in Florida are blocking Governor Ron DeSantis’ efforts to implement E-Verify in the state.

Senate President Bill Galvano stated that he does not back a measure that would compel Florida’s private employers to use the federal government’s E-Verify system, which sees if new hires are legally able to work in America.

“It is something that the Florida Senate — or at least this administration — does not endorse,” Galvano said to The News Service of Florida in an interview on December 12, 2019.

Attempts to pass E-Verify have met roadblocks among the Republican establishment-dominated Florida Legislature for years.

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