Juvenal Dominguez Quino sprained his knee when a trench collapsed at his construction job. He was arrested for providing a false Social Security number to receive workers’ comp benefits. (Scott McIntyre for ProPublica)
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The second-highest ranking member of the Florida Senate pledged a legislative review of a state law that has allowed injured undocumented workers to be arrested and potentially deported rather than paid workers’ compensation benefits.
“Legitimate injuries shouldn’t be denied just because the person was an undocumented immigrant,” said Republican Sen. Anitere Flores, the president pro tempore of the state Senate and chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee.
“One needs to balance the going after fraudulent claims,” she said, “with not overcompensating and then
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