Florida Bans Sanctuary Cities, Gov. DeSantis Applauds Bill

Jordan Kirkland - May 2nd, 2019

Reestablishing the "rule of law" in Florida, Republicans in the House and Senate received a major victory on Thursday after both chambers passed a bill that will require local governments and police agencies to cooperate with federal authorities who enforce immigration law

The bill, which has been the most hotly-contested issue this legislative session, had been passed back and forth between the House and Senate all week. Eventually, lawmakers settled on a comprehensive bill that will not include the House's provision that would have fined local officials $5,000 for violating the policy.

The new vote passed in the Senate 22-18, while the House vote was 68-45.

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