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The Florida proposal would, like Arizona's, require law enforcement officers to check the residency status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant in the course of a "lawful stop."
It would require state businesses to use a national registry to ensure new employees are legal and would increase penalties for illegal immigrants who commit other crimes. The bill would also require non-citizen immigrants to carry immigration documentation or face a misdemeanor charge that could carry up to 20 days in jail.
Originally posted by babybunnies
This is what the Arizona law does too, in respect to the "checking immigrant status for a 'lawful stop' ". They will NOT be stopping Jose Anonymous who is just going out for ice cream, unless he then robs the ice cream store.
In most other countries around the world, if you have any interaction with law enforcement and don't have ID, you have a lot of trouble for yourself. It should be the same all over the USA.
I also like the idea of tougher sentences for crimes committed by illegal immigrants.
Originally posted by svpwizard
the problems are at the borders and not within them
Originally posted by jam321
Squeezing out the black people
Care to elaborate some more on this.
n the 1930s and early 1940s, however, workers achieved unionization under the CIO's United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA). An interracial committee led the organizing in Chicago, where the majority of workers in the industry were black, and other major cities, such as Omaha, Nebraska, where they were an important minority in the industry. UPWA workers made important gains in wages, hours and benefits. In 1957 the stockyards and meat packing employed half the workers of Omaha. The union supported a progressive agenda, including the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. While the work was still difficult, for a few decades workers achieved blue-collar, middle-class lives from it.
The meatpacking industry continues to employ many immigrant laborers, including some who are undocumented workers. In the early 20th century the workers were immigrants from eastern and southern Europe, and black migrants from the South. Today many are Hispanic, from Mexico, Central and South America. The more isolated areas in which the plants are located put workers at greater risk due to their limited ability to organize and to seek redress for work-related injuries.