A battle is brewing in the Sunshine State over a proposal endorsed by Governor Ron DeSantis to mandate the use of E-Verify by all employers in the state. E-Verify has been aggressively opposed by a number of business groups who allege such a state mandate would be expensive to their bottom line and unconstitutional. An effort earlier in the 2019 legislative session was making headway until it got snagged by political horse-trading when the republican-led legislature agreed to strengthen laws against the creation of “sanctuary cities” in Florida in exchange for shelving the E-Verify mandate. Now, with the sanctuary city issue resolved, the Governor and his legislative allies are looking to resurrect an E-Verify mandate. Such legislation (SB.664) has been filed for the 2020 session in the senate, but no companion bill has yet been filed the house.