[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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