Florida governor signs anti-sanctuary city bill into law

Florida governor signs anti-sanctuary city bill into law
The president and a very jubilant Gov. Ron DeSantis

[Ed. – Hear, hear.]

In an aggressive attempt to enforce immigration law, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law banning sanctuary cities in the state. The law requires state agencies and law enforcement entities to support federal law enforcement when addressing illegal immigration in the state.

Sanctuary cities restrict cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, meaning that they can serve as safe havens for illegal immigrants looking to avoid deportation. Over the course of his tenure, the Trump administration has targeted sanctuary cities with funding cuts for refusing to work with federal agencies such as Immigration Customs and Enforcement.

There are currently no sanctuary cities in Florida, meaning the law bans any future defiance of federal immigration law from Florida’s municipalities.

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The law was one of the Republican governor’s major campaign promises, the Miami Herald reported. It will go into effect in October.

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