sanctuary cities

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Legislation banning sanctuary city policies is moving through Florida House committees. The proposal requires cities fully cooperate with federal immigration officers or face penalties.

Florida Immigrant Coalition's twitter

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum says it’s wrong to make cities choose between “security and compassion” when it comes to immigration. The rising Democratic star and potential gubernatorial candidate is pushing back on a Presidential Executive order.

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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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Communities that provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants are coming under fire in the Florida legislature.

Rep. Larry Metz (R-Yalaha)
Florida Channel

Republican state lawmakers are taking aim at Florida’s so-called sanctuary cities.  A measure requiring local governments to comply with federal immigration agencies passed its first committee Wednesday.