Bill McCollum For Governor A Real Conservative And The Best Choice For Florida

Protecting Florida’s Borders and Fighting Illegal Immigration:

Bill McCollum supports Arizona’s immigration law as amended. Under current Florida law, when law enforcement officers make an arrest, they are allowed to check for legal immigration status, and most do. But Bill believes that Florida law must be even stronger.

As Governor, Bill will continue working to strengthen Florida’s laws to ensure our law enforcement officers are equipped with the resources they need to identify and detain those who are here illegally. He will enforce existing immigration laws and will hold the federal government accountable to fulfill their responsibility to protect our national borders.

Bill has a long history of working to curb illegal immigration. Most recently, as Attorney General, Bill championed efforts to allow trained law enforcement officers to exercise immigration authority in conjunction with the federal government’s efforts, including the power to detain and transport arrested illegal aliens to detention facilities pending deportations or hearings. In 2008, he convened a statewide workgroup of state agencies and law enforcement agencies to expand the federal 287(g) program beyond just domestic security efforts. Through these efforts and the work of Florida’s exemplary law enforcement officers, Florida is a safer place to live, work and raise a family. As a member of the US Congress, Bill McCollum led efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. He led the fight against amnesty, cosponsored legislation that became law that makes it illegal for an employer to knowingly hire an illegal immigrant, advocated limiting public benefits for illegal immigrants, promoted a program in which employers could verify the immigration status of workers, supported greater enforcement of immigration laws, and supported establishing English as the official language of the United States.

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