In a move that comes days before President Joe Biden’s administration prepares to repeal Title 42, a pandemic-era immigration regulation that makes it simpler to remove aliens, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new comprehensive immigration legislation law on Wednesday.
Biden and DeSantis have been openly sparring for over two years as his national ambitions have grown, and DeSantis has long used immigration to criticize Biden.
Although DeSantis has admitted that immigration policy is established at the federal level and that Florida has a limited influence, he has concentrated heavily on trying to eliminate any incentives that illegal migrants may have to come to Florida.
Title 42, a section of federal law that permits the federal government to take actions to prevent contagious illnesses from entering the nation, is anticipated to be repealed by the Biden administration on Thursday.
The Trump administration implemented a program to swiftly deport individuals who had crossed the southern border during the height of the outbreak.
DeSantis is one of the Republicans who has criticized Biden for removing the policy from the epidemic era even while he and other party members have fought to remove other Covid limits.
The legislation includes the following new regulations:
-Prohibiting local government issuance of identity cards to anyone unable to provide proof of citizenship.
-Requiring medical facilities that receive Medicaid to ask patients about their citizenship status on their registration forms.
-Prohibiting the admission to the Florida bar of graduates from law schools who lack legal status.
-Penalties for crimes connected to human trafficking are being increased.
-Enhancing the mandated use of E-Verify, a government database that companies may use to verify a worker’s eligibility for employment.