Republicans Reestablish 'Rule of Law' In Florida

Jordan Kirkland - April 26th, 2019

On Friday, conservative in the State Senate passed a sanctuary cities bill that would require local governments and police agencies to cooperate with federal authorities who enforce immigration law.

The bill (), introduced by Sen. Joe Gruters, passed on a Friday, banning  sanctuary policies and reestablishing the "rule of law" in a state that typically gets it wrong on immigration.

"This bill is about respecting the rule of law," said Sen. Gruters, who chairs the Republican Party of Florida.

The vote comes the day after the House passed a similar bill (). Among the differences between the two chambers' bills are penalties for violating the policy: The House includes fines for officials who adopt sanctuary policies, and the Senate doesn't.

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