Florida House debates bill banning ‘sanctuary city’ policies
|Toronto Star 23 Apr 2019 at 19:35|
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.