The Florida State House has passed a bill that would ban “sanctuary cities” in the state.
In a 69-47 vote, legislators passed a resolution that prohibits “sanctuary” policies and requires state and local law enforcement to comply with ICE. Local law enforcement will be required to honor federal law enforcement’s request for an “immigration detainer,” which is a request that another law enforcement agency detain a person based on probable cause to believe that the person is a “removable alien.”
The vote came after two days of intense debate on the floor. The Florida State Senate version of the bill is expected to be heard Thursday, though it does contain some differences in penalties for those that violate the ban.