Florida Immigration Law Temporarily Blocked

On July 1st, 2023, Florida’s immigration law, SB 1718, went into effect. This law increased penalties for employers that hire unauthorized workers or do not follow the correct employment verification procedures and mandated that private employers with 25 or more employees use E-Verify to check that new hires are authorized to work in the country. More controversially, this law made it a felony to bring into the State of Florida a person that entered the US in violation of the law and had not been inspected since their unlawful entry.

A few weeks after the law entered into effect, a lawsuit was filed challenging the part of the law that made it a felony to bring someone into the state of Florida if that person entered the US in violation of the law. The plaintiffs filed a request for an injunction and, on May 22, 2024, the court granted the preliminary injunction. The injunction prevents the government from enforcing this section while the lawsuit is pending.

SB1718 law

If you would like to talk to an attorney, contact Attorney Evelyn J. Pabon Figueroa at (407) 647-7887 or epabonfigueroa@pcc.law.

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