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Florida Implements New Immigration Law Impacting Driver’s Licenses

Florida has announced that certain driver’s licenses from five states will no longer be valid in the state, following the enactment of a new immigration law in May. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has published a list stating that specific license classes from Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont will be invalid starting July 1.

The affected license classes include those designated as “Not for Federal Identification,” “Limited Purpose Driver’s License,” and “Not for REAL ID Purposes Driver’s Privilege Card,” which are accessible to undocumented immigrants.

The legislation, SB 1718, includes provisions that make knowingly transporting undocumented individuals into Florida a felony offense. It also mandates employers with at least 25 employees to verify workers’ citizenship and legal status through a government program. Additionally, hospitals are required to include a prompt for immigration status on admission forms.

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