REPORT: State debating bill to ban ‘sanctuary city’ policies; ACLU warns people not to travel there if it passes

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BY TEAM DML / APRIL 23, 2019 /

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The Florida House opened debate Tuesday on a hotly contested Republican bill requiring local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and banning so-called “sanctuary city” policies aimed at shielding immigrants who are arrested.

The GOP-dominated House turned back several Democratic amendments intended to weaken the measure or carve out exceptions such as refugees, with a final vote expected as early as Wednesday. A similar bill is pending in the state Senate.

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The bill would force local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal authorities who enforce immigration laws for people who are arrested or detained, mainly U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE.

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The American Civil Liberties Union is warning people not to travel to Florida if the Legislature passes a ban on “sanctuary city” policies being considered in Tallahassee Wednesday.

“If Florida State Bill 168 and House Bill 527 pass, it would undermine local governments’ ability to protect the civil rights of their residents by forcing local officials to cooperate with ICE,” the ACLU said in a statement. “It would also put immigrants at risk of violence, potentially forcing victims and witnesses to stay silent for fear of deportation.”

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20 Comments

  1. Candy April 23rd, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Amazing a state that realizes the federal government can’t protect them so they will protect themselves. Brilliant !

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  2. Vikki Asselstine April 23rd, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I hope it passes and I would consider going to Florida. I feel it would be a much safer place. Wish we could do that in Louisiana

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  3. Cab April 23rd, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Hallelujah! Finally some politicians with some common sense and to protect its citizens!!

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  4. Melanie Cronn April 23rd, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    They’re not residents of they’re living there illegally. Good for Florida

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  5. Andrea April 23rd, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    The ACLU has become the enemy of American safety and laws. Congratulations Florida.

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  6. Joe April 23rd, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Perhaps they should get rid of the aclu, sue them for ruining the tourism trade.

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  7. Molly B. April 23rd, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Wouldn’t you be happy to not have illegals in Florida? Honestly, this bill is the best thing for Florida. Let California absorb all the illegals it can hold!!!

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    • Jackie April 23rd, 2019 at 9:35 pm

      Good for Florida. There are still a lot of conservatives like me here in California that don’t want illegals here or sanctuary bs laws. It’s going to take a serious undertaking to get this state out of this ridiculous mess.

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  8. Joretta Hutton April 23rd, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Good for Florida. All the more reason to go there.

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  9. ZS April 23rd, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Florida has the right idea and how to do it. Don’t back down. We have to fight for our America and defeat the demonrats, rhinos,liberals. MAGA! MAGA! MAGA!

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  10. Tammy April 23rd, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Way to go Florida. All the more reason to visit.

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  11. Tona April 23rd, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    I hope like hell it passes. I’m a born and raised Floridian and although I was raised and went to school with many Cubans, their families were proud to be here and proud Americans, they learned the language and assimilated to their new country. The bonus, they all spoke English! I don’t even recognize my state anymore.
    We don’t need anymore people moving here, especially Democrats. Got enough New Yorkers moving here. They screwed up their state, now they want to bring their voting bs here.

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  12. Quercus April 23rd, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    ACLU should be called IAPR. Illegal Alien Protection Racket.

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  13. Carol April 23rd, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    So glad Floridians wants to keep the sovereignty of their state….would be great if all states did this, we would save our nation…if your not legal get legal especially the DACA crowd you had plenty of time…

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    • Gary Miller April 24th, 2019 at 2:17 am

      Lucky Florida!
      Yes! Liberals don’t go to Florida.
      That’s is the best way to keep it a great conservative state!
      Dang! Lucky Florida! You should be thanking the ACLU!

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  14. Beth April 24th, 2019 at 5:26 am

    ACLU should change its name. Everything they do is against every AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES

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  15. Barbara April 24th, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Gee. Maybe violent illegal aliens won’t travel to Florida! Too bad. Yay Reps! Loyal Florida Resident.

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  16. Richard April 24th, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Travel to sanctuary cities should be stopped already. Corporate America should avoid any conventions in a sanctuary city because the safety of the conventioneers cannot be assured. They would not want any lawsuits resulting from people that were injured, robbed or worse yet, killed by an illegal in those cities.

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  17. Roxane Jori April 24th, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    I totally support Florida. I just wish in NY we stand our ground against this thievery! They are screwing our Kids and holding them back in their continuing Education! We need our kids to be educated.

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  18. Sue April 24th, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Kudos to Florida! All states need to follow suit now! Sounds like Florida would be a nice place to visit if this passes.

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