Florida sets an important precedent

As reported in the Miami Herald News, on Friday, 14 June 2019, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed the Federal Immigration Enforcement Bill, S.B. 168, keeping a promise he had made during his campaign for governor. Here is a summary of the bill's provisions shown on the Florida Senate website: Prohibits a state entity, local governmental entity, or law enforcement agency from having a sanctuary policy, which is a law, policy, practice, procedure, or custom that restricts a law enforcement agency's ability to communicate or exchange information with a federal immigration agency on immigration enforcement matters or from complying with immigration detainers. Provides procedures for a court to follow to reduce a defendant's sentence by up to 12 days and thereby permit a law enforcement agency to transfer the defendant to a federal facility and complete the remaining 12 days of the sentence. Requires a law enforcement agency that has custody of...(Read Full Post)
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