Florida to crack down on certain driver’s licenses 

Florida Highway Patrol vehicle
Courtesy of FHP

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis published a list of licenses from Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Vermont that are no longer valid in Florida following Senate Bill 1718.  

The bill—which the governor’s office called the “strongest anti-illegal immigration legislation in the country”— deals with several immigration topics including healthcare, employment, identification and transportation. SB 1718 also prevents local governments from supporting community ID programs

As of July 1, licenses provided to illegal immigrants won’t be recognized by Florida. The states listed above issue licenses that allow driving but don’t work as valid identification.  

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The licenses, listed online, include phrases like “Not for federal identification,” “Limited Purpose Driver’s License,” and “Not Valid for use for official Federal purposes.”  

“Someone who is in our country illegally and has violated our laws should not possess a government-issued ID which allows them access to state-funded services and other privileges afforded to lawful residents,” said DeSantis in a press release. 

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (FLHSMV) will enforce the new bill, and FLHSMV Executive Director Dave Kerner said Florida will not accept licenses from individuals who cannot provide proof of lawful presence in the country.  

“FLHSMV and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol are prepared to strictly enforce Senate Bill 1718,” Kerner said in a press release. “This legislation supports two of our primary goals: to enhance homeland security and to interdict criminal activity.”

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Nice, gotta Love it !


Yes, yes, and yes!!!!

Bob Robar

Hell yes, yes & yes


Stupid, more hate and less workers, good job Florida

marlene helfrick

So giving jobs to illegals is better? There are plenty of documented workers that come here legally. You are basically robbing legal workers of jobs. No wonder many Latinos are against Biden.

Dj Ajello

Great Love it… Illegals Go back Home………..m


Do you know where your family came from at one point our families came here illegally and who is going to work in the hot fields and get paid little it is not the Americans

Geoffrey Quillen

GR8 idea!


I agree because people of US have the hardest time getting approved for govt benefits and someone from another country come in and get benefits right away. Take care of your people first born US citizens. It’s not wrong to do that. And then foreigners.


I agree with that. The aliens that come here using legal means are welcome. They can be licensed to work etc and become US citizens like it used to be. Those really want to be US citizens and enjoy what is here. I’m all for them coming legally, but to welcome anyone that wants to do harm to America or use our taxes to help themselves without paying taxes themselves …NO! They may need some assistance at first for short whole, but please limit the freebies so that our actual citizens are able to survive…


I agree with this 100%

marlene helfrick

So now the illegals will have to find fake IDs from some other states. Sanctuary cities and states are only too happy to give these IDs that illegals can use to move freely out of their state. There’s more than one way to defur a feline.