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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.

PolitiFact Florida checks his claim out.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 11:47am]


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