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Florida House debates bill banning ‘sanctuary city’ policies

Florida House debates bill banning ‘sanctuary city’ policies
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida House opened debate on a hotly contested Republican bill that would require local law enforcement agencies to co-operate with federal immigration authorities and ban so-called “sanctuary city” policies aimed at shielding immigrants who are arrested.

The GOP-dominated House on Tuesday turned back several Democratic amendments intended to weaken the measure, with a final vote expected Wednesday. A similar bill is pending in the state Senate.

The bill prompted the American Civil Liberties Union to warn immigrants against travelling to Florida and triggered protests around the state.
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