[Putnam] said Thursday that Florida can’t copy Arizona’s hotly controversial immigration law because the states’ immigration problems are different.

“What Arizona did in Arizona is necessarily different than what Florida should do,” Putnam said in a half-hour meeting with Capitol reporters. “They are a border state and they were attempting to solve problems that are unique to a border state. I don’t think we ought to cut and paste the Arizona law for Florida.”

“There probably will not be an Arizona immigration-style bill that passes the Florida Senate,” said Sen. Mike Bennett, a Bradenton Republican.

“At the end of the day it has to be a federal solution,” said Putnam. “This is Congress’ problem that they have to find a solution for. I just don’t hold out a lot of hope that they’re going to get it done.”

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