Florida Fully Enacts Anti-Sanctuary City Law

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.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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