The Florida legislature voted Thursday to pass new legislation that would effectively ban Sanctuary City policies across the state; requiring all local police departments to comply with national immigration laws.
The bill passed the House by a 68-45 vote -with most Democrats opposed to the legislation- and the Senate by 22-18 along party lines.
Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the bill into law within days.
“We are a stronger state when we protect our residents, foster safe communities and respect the work of law enforcement at every level,” said DeSantis.
“The legislation would require local officials to honor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers for undocumented immigrants who are arrested or convicted of a crime, exempting crime victims and witnesses. It would ban local governments from enacting sanctuary policies to protect those immigrants from deportation and require them to notify ICE when an inmate subject to a detainer is released,” reports Fox News.
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