A federal court ruled Tuesday that Gov. Rick Scott’s effort to remove non-citizens from the states voter rolls several weeks shy of the 2012 presidential election was illegal.
After almost two rocky years, state officials have decided to suspend its non-citizen voter purge—for now.
During a meeting with Hispanic members of the Florida Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott said he will "consider" a bill that would allow the children undocumented immigrants living in Florida to qualify for in-state tuition at the state's colleges and universities.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, Congress is working to reinstate a similar provision that would require certain to acquire federal “preclearance” for new voting laws. Unlike the provision enacted in 1965, though, Florida is no longer one of the state’s that would need oversight.
As Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s voter purge tour comes to an end, progressive groups have said there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
State officials are getting ready to restart their effort to remove alleged non-citizens from the Florida’s voter rolls by holding a series of public meetings.