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Aggressively block attempts to relocate Syrian refugees

Gov. Rick Scott is calling on Congress to block attempts by the Obama administration to relocate Syrian refugees to Florida. The Republican governor wrote a letter to congressional leaders that asked them to take "immediate and aggressive action" to prevent the relocation of Syrian refugees without an "extensive evaluation" of the risk the refugees may pose to national security.
Source: ABC News on Syrian Refugee Crisis , Nov 16, 2015

In-state tuition for illegals, as part of tuition cap deal

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who urged a crackdown on immigration four years ago, is throwing his support behind a bill that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally. But Scott is supporting the idea as long as it is combined with his own proposal to place limits on how much state universities can raise tuition each year.

Scott's decision to back the legislation is a sharp turn from 2010, when as a candidate for governor he promised to pass tougher immigration laws. He made comments blaming immigrants for costing the state "countless billions" and taking jobs from U.S. residents. Just last year Scott vetoed a bill would have allowed some young immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally to apply for a temporary driver's license.

Scott for the last two years has opposed tuition hikes, saying they were putting the price of college out of reach for students.

Source: Latino Fox News on 2014 Florida gubernatorial race , Mar 13, 2014

Support Arizona immigrant law & national ID card

Q: Do you support an Arizona-style law in Florida to combat illegal immigration?

A: YES.

Q: Would you support legislation, similar to laws passed by Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor Sarah Palin, and Governor Mark Sanford that outlaws implementation of a national ID card? ?

A: YES.

Source: Tea Party in Action Candidate Questionnaire , Aug 12, 2010

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