Fact-checking J.D. Alexander's claim about what E-Verify would cost businesses
Sen. J.D. Alexander is trying to derail a campaign promise made by Gov. Rick Scott to require Florida employers use the fedeal E-Verify system to check the immigration status of their employees.
Part of his reasoning? Alexander, R-Lake Wales, says he knows first-hand about the pitfalls of the federal system -- since he uses it as a farmer and citrus grower. And it's costly for business.