Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) was, as a member of Congress, a supporter of POTUS Donald Trump’s efforts to secure the U.S. border and enforce all federal immigration laws.
He was also an opponent of so-called “sanctuary cities” — jurisdictions that forbid their local police from assisting federal immigration enforcement efforts, thereby allowing people who are in our country illegally to live relatively free from deportation and other enforcement actions.
As such, DeSantis is supporting multiple pieces of legislation that would ban sanctuary cities in the Sunshine State, which is home to the country’s third-largest population of illegal immigrants.
As reported by Fox News, a pair of bills — SB 168 and HR 527 — have advanced to the floor of the state House of Representatives and Senate. They are expected to receive a vote in each chamber by next month.
Specifically, the laws would prohibit state, city, and county “law enforcement agencies from having policies that impede communication or information sharing with ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and gives them a procedure to follow when someone who was arrested cannot provide proof of citizenship or legal residency or is subject to an immigration detainer,” the Miami Herald added.
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