immigration federalism

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A new federal policy means virtually all undocumented immigrants are targets for deportation, not just those with criminal records. But the order won’t change the operations of Leon County law enforcement.

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An international refugee crisis, and the growth of ISIS abroad and online, are sending shockwaves around the world. Some of those shocks are rippling through the Florida Legislature. Some state lawmakers are moving forward with plans to give the governor sweeping powers over immigration.

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Wednesday evening the Florida House passed a bill that would prohibit sanctuary cities in the state. The bill may stall out in the Senate.

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Fueled by strong rhetoric and an international refugee crisis, some Florida lawmakers want to give broad immigration oversight to the governor.