New video highlights Rick Scott’s “real record” on immigration

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Progressive American Bridge PAC wants voters to understand Gov. Rick Scott’s “real record” on immigration, with a new video reviewing the governor’s anti-immigration past.

As the Florida Senate agreed to revisit the in-state tuition for undocumented students— known as  DREAMers – during the final days of the legislative session, American Bridge Florida asks voters to remember a few of the things Scott ran on in his campaign.

At issue is Scott’s campaign promise in 2010 to bring an Arizona-style anti-immigration law to Florida, as well as his 2013 veto of a bill allowing access to temporary driver’s licenses for the children of undocumented immigrants.

They see the governor’s embrace of the in-state tuition issue as an election year pandering trick, adding that Scott is the “wrong choice for Latino Floridians.”

American Bridge is a nationwide progressive research and communications organization based in Washington D.C., formed to keep Republicans accountable for their words and actions.

The recap on Scott’s past positions is available on YouTube.

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