Florida is threatening to suspend licenses for businesses failing to provide proof of E-Verify compliance, which ensures they are not employing illegal immigrants. It comes as part of its greater effort to protect Florida residents and their jobs as the nation faces a mass immigration crisis on the southern border.
The Department of Economic Opportunity sent letters to several businesses, flagging the various companies for repeat non-responsiveness to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
If you persist and fail to respond to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), there will be significant consequences, the letters reads, warning that the notice serves as the final opportunity to respond before consequences are initiated.
It adds that the DEP will not grant any extensions or excuses for nonresponses. The companies had one month from the date of the letter to provide an affidavit stating the company will comply with the law and terminate the employment of illegal aliens.
Failure to comply with the letter in the given time frame would result in a suspension of all licenses held by the company specific to the business location where the unauthorized alien(s) performed work. In cases where they do not have a license specific to the business location where the illegal alien worked, the licenses held by the company at its primary place of business will be suspended.