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When immigration is viewed only racially and culturally, limits and legality will never be imposed.  The debate must focus on limitations and lawfulness, otherwise open borders will make the United States a marketplace and not a country.

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Petition Rick Scott


You are urged to sign and email the following petition to Florida Govornor Rick Scott:

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITIZENS OF FLORIDA

WE PETITION GOVERNOR SCOTT AND THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SECURITY OF OUR CITIZENS AND COMMUNITIES; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO THE SUBJECT

WHEREAS, the citizens of Florida recognize their duty as law-abiding citizens to act in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and the Florida Constitution, and agree that their right to life, liberty, and property shall not be infringed; and

WHEREAS, the federal government has failed to protect the homeland by securing our borders and enforcing 8 U.S. Code 1324 Bringing in and harboring certain aliens

WHEREAS, the citizens of Florida are greatly concerned regarding the ongoing massive influx of illegal aliens seeking unauthorized entry to the United States; and

WHEREAS, it is estimated that more than 90,000 minors will arrive in the United States during the 2014 fiscal year and an additional 145,000 illegal alien minors in 2015 fiscal year, with many expected to be located in Florida; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Florida question the impact that the sudden influx of school-age illegal minors will have on our Independent School Districts’ (ISD) educational funding, school resources, campus security, and health safety for our children; and

WHEREAS, health advisories report that many illegal aliens suffering from diseases endemic in their countries of origin are being released into our communities; and

WHEREAS, the federal government is actively seeking more locations within Florida towns and counties to accommodate the unprecedented overflow of illegal aliens and unaccompanied minors; and

WHEREAS, the increasing volume of illegal aliens will cause already financially strapped cities and counties in the State of Florida further financial hardship  by overwhelming the local medical, educational, law enforcement, and judicial systems; and

WHEREAS, members of dangerous transnational criminal organizations and radical Islamic terror groups continue to exploit the situation to infiltrate the United States for the purpose of establishing criminal activity, terror cells, and training operations within our homeland; and

WHEREAS, without a secure border Florida cities and communities cannot protect the health and safety of their citizens;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITIZENS OF FLORIDA Section 1. That all agencies of the State of Florida should be instructed by Governor Scott to refuse requests or directives by federal agencies to permit or establish any facility for the purposes of processing, housing, or detaining any illegal aliens, designated as “refugee” or otherwise.

Section 2. We hereby appeal to Governor Scott and the state legislature for action and accountability to urgently address the continuing influx of illegal aliens into our state.

  • Through State executive and legislative actions demand that the Federal government provide additional resources for new and/or existing Border Patrol checkpoints, and employ a contiguous physical barrier where strategically prudent.

  • Demand the Florida State Legislature abolish any and all state-controlled or sponsored magnets that exacerbate the problem of rampant illegal immigration, such as (but not limited to): in-state tuition subsidies, welfare benefits, and free non-emergency health care for illegal aliens.

  • Require the State to perform a cost/benefit analysis of the illegal alien presence and report that cost to Florida taxpayers and state agencies.

  • Pass legislation to prohibit “sanctuary cities” which restrict law enforcement from determining the immigration status of detainees after the commission of a crime within our communities.

  • End the job magnet that brings illegal aliens into the state by passing mandatory E-Verify to ensure all new hires have legal status to work

Section 3. That civic responsibility demands that community and state leaders begin crisis planning immediately to address the unprecedented wave of foreign minor school age children that could be enrolled in Florida schools this summer; and

Section 4. That copies of this Resolution be immediately transmitted to the Governor of the State of Florida; the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Florida legislature; each individual legislator that represents the citizens of the State of Florida; and the Sheriffs of Florida’s 67 counties.

To email the Petition to Govornor Scott, complete the following form and click Send Petition to Governor Scott:

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FLIMEN billboard welcomes illegal aliens

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT HAS BROKEN HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISES! GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!

The above illuminated billboard, which was located on Southbound I-75, 5.2 miles South of US129 at mile marker 445,  near the Georgia border, was erected on February 8, 2012 by the all volunteer organization Floridians for Immigration Enforcement.  This is a wakeup call for Florida Governor Rick Scott who promised Floridians he would work to get mandatory E-Verify enacted to protect our legal workers.  He has remained silent and has failed to use the power of the Governor's office to help get E-Verify enacted.   The billboard was funded for several months only. Governor Scott touts jobs he creates but does not answer whether they are filled by legal or illegal workers while over 900,000 legal workers remain unemployed.  Meanwhile, Florida taxpayers are saddled with a cost of over $15 Million a day for education, health care, and inmate incarceration for Florida's estimated 900,000 illegal aliens. Now is the time for Governor Scott to fulfill his campaign promise. Seven states directly North of Florida have passed mandatory E-Verify making Florida a job magnet for illegal aliens.  This is not acceptable.  Now is the time to fulfill the campaign promise made to the 76% of Floridians who consider illegal immigration a serious problem.

Now Governor Scott let’s get to work and keep your promise:

  • "Rick will require all Florida employers to use the free E-Verify system to ensure that their workers are legal."

Archived at: http://web.archive.org/web/20101008004913/http://www.rickscottforflorida.com/home/issues/border-security/ (may have to click "impatient")

Why Rick Scott?

FLIMEN endorsed Rick Scott for the 2010 Florida Gubernatorial race based on his vocal, assertive support of immigration enforcement which he made the central theme of his campaign, all over the state.  When illegal immigration became an issue between Rick Scott and Bill McCollum, Rick Scott pursued the illegal immigration issue even more vigorously via a massive television advertising campaign.  Rick Scott's trail of promises is well-documented.  Upon inauguration Rick Scott implemented E-Verify for state agencies via Executive Order.  This was a good first step but since that time Rick Scott, other than answer a few reporter's questions on AZ1070, failed to show any leadership on the issue as promised.  Rick Scott never had a press conference like he did for pill mills, never made any behind the scene effort to FLIMEN's knowledge, refused to specifically endorse any E-Verify bill, refused to call wavering Senators and refused to meet with FLIMEN and others on the issue.  Since the day after inauguration he totally forgot his campaign promises.

While many others including Senate President Haridopolos, Senator Flores, Senator J. D. Alexander, Senator Thrasher, Senator Bogdanoff, House Speaker Cannon to a lesser degree, and Agriculture Commissioner Putnam are to blame for the failure to enact E-Verify, it was only Governor Rick Scott who campaigned so vigorously on the issue and won but failed so miserably to fulfill his promises. 

February 8, 2014