Florida Alien Land Provision Set to a Vote in November

by admin on April 24, 2018

flag-28568_960_720A law instated in Florida State Constitution in 1926 is set to be challenged when voters decide whether illegal immigrants should be allowed to own land. Critics of the 1926 law think that provisions such as the “alien land” shows homage to the state’s discriminatory past.

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission backed the proposal 36-1. There needs to be at least a 60% voter support in order for the constitutional amendment to pass.

The amendment comes with two other measures. One is to abolish obsolete language authorizing a high-speed rail system. The other would make clear if a criminal statute is repealed that it would have no effect on the crime committed previous to the repeal.

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