In July, Republican Rick Scott threw his support behind an Arizona-type immigration enforcement law for Florida. But as The Florida Independent reported, by October he was not mentioning immigration.
The Miami Herald blog Naked Politics posted today about a new ad by Scott’s Democratic opponent Alex Sink, taking aim at Scott’s immigration policy:
The spot begins with a man in a car, chatting with his young daughter. He gets pulled over — for speeding, his daughter says. Apologetically, he gives the police officer his driver’s license and registration. In English, the cop asks for citizenship papers. The daughter translates. The man says he doesn’t have them. The officer says he’s going to have to detain him. The daughter’s voice gets increasingly agitated. Then comes the kicker: The officer asks the girl for her proof of citizenship, too.
“But I was born here!” she wails.
Scary music ensues, along with a voice warning voters that Scott would support an Arizona-style immigration policy in Florida.
Last week, the Florida Immigrant Coalition delivered a petition to Sink and Scott, asking them “to oppose any attempt to bring Arizona’s controversial [immigration enforcement law] SB 1070 to Florida.”