DeSantis Admin Gets Tough on Illegal Immigration, Warns Employers

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) sent letters to six companies requiring they provide documentation proving they are following the Sunshine State’s E-Verify law.

The law requires private employers to verify a person’s employment eligibility after accepting an offer for a job.

“At the governor’s direction, Florida is cracking down on the unlawful employment of unauthorized aliens in the state of Florida. Companies that have not affirmed that all employees have passed E-Verify and are authorized to work in the United States are given an opportunity to cure the issue and so affirm,”

-DeSantis press Secretary Bryan Griffin


According to the DEO, six companies fall into that category and have been offered a chance to rectify the situation. The companies were notified of their final opportunity to comply with this law and provide documentation after multiple previous notices and failures. The companies include American National Red Cross, M.D.L. property Maintenance, ScribeAmerica, LLC., Intelycare, Inc., Prestige Cruise Services, LLC., Upperline Health, Inc., and Prestige Cruise Services, LLC.

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The state requires an affidavit from each company to demonstrate they are performing the verifications. The affidavit must say that the company has terminated the employment of all unauthorized aliens employed by the company in the state of Florida, will not intentionally or knowingly employ an unauthorized alien in the state of Florida, will fully comply with section 448.095(3)(b), Florida Statutes. The law was enacted on January 1st, 2021, after a DeSantis signature in 2020.

The companies do not have unlimited time to comply with this final warning. The state expects to receive the affidavits e within 30 days of sending the letters. If the companies fail to respond in the given time, yet again, the state will begin suspending their business licenses.

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