Friday, September 11, 2009
New Florida Senator Sworn In
Just a quick update on the Hill - Yesterday, Senator George LeMieux (FL) was sworn into office. He will replace Senator Mel Martinez, who stepped down. So what do we know about Senator LeMieux's record on immigration? As the former chief of staff for Governor Crist, we expect that he will adhere fairly closely to Crist's political stance. The record shows that in the past he has said that diversity is a strength. However, on the subject of comprehensive immigration reform he has also said that we must first secure our borders and then deal with immigrants. Such language is not encouraging, but a clearer picture of his priorities and concerns will likely emerge in the next few weeks.