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Tue Jun 6, 2023, 12:28 PM Jun 2023

Florida Repubs - that anti-immigration law was just supposed to scare people.

On Monday, Representatives Alina Garcia, Rick Roth, and Juan Fernandez Barquin appeared at an event sponsored by Hialeah Mayor Esteban Bovo, also a Republican. The trio, all of whom voted to pass the anti-immigrant bill, clumsily attempted to appeal to the thousands of people their party has alienated.

“This bill is 100 percent supposed to scare you,” said Roth. “I’m a farmer, and the farmers are mad as hell. We are losing employees. They’re already starting to move to Georgia and other states. It’s urgent that you talk to all your people and convince them that you have resources, state representatives, and other people that can explain the bill to you,” he added, essentially begging Florida’s labor force to not leave the state that cares little for them.

“This is more of a political bill than it is policy. It does give more police state powers going forward to deal with immigration, but still this is mainly a political bill,” Roth concluded incoherently. It’s just politics and messaging, but also it ramps up the police state, but also it’s just all politics. OK.

“I really didn’t prepare anything,” Garcia said while beginning her remarks, adding that she agreed with everything Roth said. “This is a bill basically to scare people from coming to the state of Florida, and I think it’s done its purpose.”


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Florida Repubs - that anti-immigration law was just supposed to scare people. (Original Post) underpants Jun 2023 OP
If it's done it's purpose, don't try to get them to come and work for you, or vote for you. onecaliberal Jun 2023 #1
Well...the FL-GQP fucked around and found out. roamer65 Jun 2023 #2
We'll see what happens awesomerwb1 Jun 2023 #3
Hey Floriduh! Are you tired of winning yet?!?!? Coventina Jun 2023 #4
Stop sending them to NYC and California and no_hypocrisy Jun 2023 #5
Yes, we're trying to make life as hard as possible for you gratuitous Jun 2023 #6


(4,320 posts)
3. We'll see what happens
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 12:41 PM
Jun 2023

when more data trickles in.

If it's not a complete and utter disaster, the QOP will somehow say it has been a "complete success".

It's all about the hate. Anti-immigration is the one thing they can always rely on for elections (with conspiracy based bogus "data" provided by CIS, FAIR, Numbersusa (all founded by the same white supremacist John Tanton).


(82,849 posts)
6. Yes, we're trying to make life as hard as possible for you
Tue Jun 6, 2023, 01:15 PM
Jun 2023

But think of the inconvenience the folks who employ undocumented immigrants are having! Some landscaping companies have had to resort to hiring regular Americans, and do you have any idea what they expect to be paid? So have a little heart here, folks, and think of the plight of businesses that are accustomed to paying rock bottom wages under the table. Suddenly they have to worry about payroll taxes, withholdings, and other financial entanglements. And they can't just tell a legal citizen to fuck off when he expects to be paid regularly.

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