Original Date
2019-04-23
After an exhaustive two-day debate on a bill that would ban so-called “sanctuary cities,” the Florida House passed the proposal 69-47.

The bill will create rules relating to federal immigration enforcement by prohibiting “sanctuary” policies and requiring state and local law enforcement to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Local law enforcement will be required to honor federal law enforcement’s request for an “immigration detainer,” meaning a request that another law enforcement agency detain a person based on probable cause to believe that the person is a “removable alien” under federal immigration law.

The bill would essentially make the “request” a requirement.