Sanctuary city ban passes Florida Legislature

The Florida Legislature gave final approval Thursday to legislation that bans state and local government agencies from adopting so-called “sanctuary” policies limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

The bill is believed to be the first time in recent decades that Florida has adopted legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants.

 

 

 

 

 

Senate bill sponsor Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, was able to overcome opposition in his chamber and usher the legislation to DeSantis’s desk. “It’s about making sure we keep our communities safe,” Gruters said Thursday.

Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff, R-DeLand, responded that “this bill isn’t anti-immigrant and it’s dangerously disingenuous to suggest otherwise. We are a nation of immigrants, proudly so,” Fetterhoff said. “But we are also a nation of laws.”

The bill cleared the House 68-45 Thursday and now goes to DeSantis, who made the issue a top campaign pledge and is eager to sign the legislation.

Read More @ No Sanctuary Cities 


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

Copyright © 2018 Republican Executive Committee of Volusia County. All rights Reserved.

Paid for by Republican Executive Committee of Volusia County and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Contributions or gifts to RECVC are not tax deductible. Unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law or as specifically directed by the donor, all contributions will be deposited into the RECVC federal account. Such other contributions will be handled in accordance with applicable law. RECVC, PO Box 9096, Daytona Beach, FL 32120.