Florida and Immigration

"The Florida [287g] program was launched soon after 9/11 to enable the newly-formed domestic security task forces to incorporate immigration law enforcement tools into their security-related investigations."

- Jessica Vaughan, CIS Director of Policy

"In 2005, Florida state Sen. Les Miller (D-Tampa) introduced a bill that would have required every public school child to learn Spanish, starting in kindergarten. His reasoning was that, 'More and more jobs in Florida require applicants to be bilingual'."

- Stanley Renshon, CIS Fellow

American Bilingualism and Globalization

By Stanley Renshon
April 2012