Florida Lawmakers Pass Controversial Ban On Sanctuary Cities

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Anitere Flores the only Republican to vote against it. Those proposed penalties would have included fines for local governments and allowed lawsuits against local governments when people are killed or injured by undocumented immigrants because of sanctuary policies. In order to land this plane who doubles as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. The Florida Legislature passed a high profile Republican bill on Thursday banning sanctuary policies that protect undocumented immigrants and requiring law enforcement officials to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. But Republicans said it would ensure respect for federal immigration laws by preventing local and state officials from refusing to comply. Under the bill the governor could suspend officials who defy immigration laws and they could be sued by the attorney general to force compliance. One provision that was stripped out would have subjected officials who defy immigration laws to steep fines. Last night which forces municipalities to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and hold ICE detainees in local jails. We are a stronger state when we protect our residents foster safe communities and respect the work of law enforcement at every level. Portions of the law authorize them to report crime victims to ICE if those victims dont properly comply with law enforcement requests

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