An anti-sanctuary city bill has been enacted into law in one of the country’s largest states according to The Hill.
After Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fl.) signed the sanctuary city ban bill in May, the law took full effect on Tuesday, with legal liability now established for elected officials who defy the ban.
Among other effects, the law orders local authorities to cooperate with state and federal authorities on matters of detaining and deporting illegal aliens. Authorities that have illegal aliens in custody who are the subject of an immigration detainer must “notify the judge of the detainer, record in the person’s file the existence of the detainer, and comply with the detainer.”
As of Tuesday, additional portions of the law that had been delayed upon its initial implementation in July have now taken effect, which enables the state government to remove elected officials from office if they do not comply with the law.