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Rep. William Snyder hearts Rick Scott's executive order on immigration



Rep. William Snyder, a Republican from Stuart who crafted a House immigration bill during the primary election campaign, today applauded Gov. Rick Scott for signing an executive order yesterday requiring state agencies to verify immigration status of employees. Snyder is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss immigration reform ideas in Palm City on Friday.

“Jobs are our number one priority, and we must ensure the protection of jobs for Floridians who are legally eligible to work in our state, especially during this time when Florida is struggling with high unemployment numbers," Snyder said in a prepared statement. "I look forward to discussing E-Verify, as well as other elements of immigration reform, at Friday’s town hall meeting.  I am confident that this meeting will be a step toward building consensus on immigration reform in our state.  It is essential that all stakeholders have a seat at the table and that any immigration bill that is filed and ultimately passes the Florida House has widespread support from a diverse group of constituencies.”

[Last modified: Thursday, January 6, 2011 8:50am]


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