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Florida Republican Joe Gruters Tries To Ban Sanctuary Cities

A member of the Florida state Senate introduced legislation that would ban sanctuary cities in the state, advancing Governor-elect Ron DeSantis’ agenda in the state.

Florida state Senator Joe Gruters introduced Florida Senate Bill 168, which would require Florida’s “state entities, local governmental entities, and law enforcement agencies to comply with and support the enforcement of federal immigration law,” prohibit sanctuary cities, provide protections for whistle blowers who report noncompliance with federal immigration law, and compel existing sanctuary cities in the state to repeal any legislation protecting illegal immigrants.

Gruters’ legislation advances the agenda of Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis, who has been a longtime critic of sanctuary cities. During his campaign, DeSantis made it a central issue, pledging “there is not going to be any sanctuary cities in the state of Florida if I am governor” during a televised debate.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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