The Farmworker Association started their reply to Florida’s opposition to their request for a preliminary injunction against Senate Bill 1718 by reminding the court that multiple plaintiffs canceled specific plans to visit family in other states because of Section 10.

Section 10 of Senate Bill 1718, which became effective July 1, criminalizes the transport of individuals who may have entered the country unlawfully and have not been inspected by the federal government.

“Defendants bizarrely suggest that Section 10 only ‘indirectly discourage[s]’ undocumented immigrants ‘from entering the State,'” wrote attorney Anne Janet Hernandez Anderson in FWA’s Sept. 22 reply. “But Section 10 flatly prohibits their transport into the state, and criminalizes providing it.”

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