State Rep. William Snyder, R-Stuart, chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee of the Florida House, announced today his support for a Florida bill similar to the new Arizona immigration law.

โ€œI would absolutely, 100 percent, unequivocally support an Arizona law,โ€ Snyder told the Sun-Sentinel.ย โ€Iโ€™m not opposed to introducing that bill โ€“ itโ€™s something Iโ€™m considering.โ€

Snyder joins Rick Scott and Bill McCollum, Republican candidates for the governorโ€™s office, as well Marco Rubio, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, all of whom endorsed the Arizona law over the past few weeks.

Despite the fact that Florida is home to a huge Hispanic population, recent polls conducted by Rasmussen Reports indicate Florida voters favor the Arizona law.

Cheryl Little, theย Florida Immigrant Advocacy Centerโ€™s executive director, said, โ€œPassing any Arizona-style bill in Florida will go a long way to devastating our agriculture, tourism and health care businesses, not to mention that taxpayers end up paying a bundle to defend the law.โ€

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