Contact: Chris Cate
850.245.6522

MEMORANDUM: Letter from Secretary Detzner regarding Florida’s continuing commitment to protecting citizen’s voting rights

Tallahassee, Florida –

DATE:   June 6, 2012

TO:       Interested Media

FROM:  Chris Cate, Communications Director Florida Department of State

RE:       Florida’s continuing commitment to protecting citizen’s voting rights

Please find the following attachments to this memorandum:

 

 

    • An email chain, dating back to September 2011, between the Florida Department of State (DOS) and DHS regarding access DHS information on non-citizens.

 

 

    • Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s letter sent on May 31, 2012, to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano regarding access to the citizenship information in DHS’s SAVE database.

 

    • Florida Congressman Jeff Miller’s letter sent on May 9, 2012, to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano regarding access to the citizenship information in DHS’s Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) database.

 

    • Florida Congressman Gus Bilirakis’ letter sent on June 5, 2012, to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas regarding access to the citizenship information in DHS’s Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) database.

 

  • Florida Congressman Tom Rooney’s letter sent on June 6, 2012, to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Florida’s efforts to remove non-citizens from the voter rolls.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the Department of State’s press office at (850) 245-6522.