(CNN) – Florida Gov. Charlie Crist does not support proposed legislation that would set up an immigration law similar to Arizona’s legislation that took effect last month, the independent candidate for the Senate said Wednesday.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, a Republican candidate to replace Crist as governor, proposed legislation that would require law enforcement officers to check a suspected undocumented worker’s status in the course of a traffic stop and businesses to use the E-verify system to check the immigration status of job applicants.
“I don’t like the Arizona law. I don’t think it’s the way to go,” Crist told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room. “I think the key word […] is ‘people that are suspected of being illegal immigrants.’ How do you make that determination? By what they look like? That’s not part of the America I believe in.”