Saturday, June 18, 2022

News from Florida, the New Anti-Sanctuary State: Florida Governor signs bill cracking down on immigration in Florida

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A potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has taken staunch conservative positions in the culture wars.  He also has spoken in Trump-like tone about  immigration. 

In the latest, The Hill reports that Governor DeSantis signed legislation yesterday that mandates law enforcement agencies in the state overseeing county detention facilities work with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enforce theimmigration laws.

The bill requires that those law enforcement agencies “enter into a written agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to participate in the 287(g) program,” according to a press release from DeSantis’ office.  Abandoned by the Obama adminstration, the Trump administration brought 287(g) agreements back to life.  The Governor'sfurther  press release states that:

"Today, Governor DeSantis announced three significant actions Florida is taking to address the Biden Border Crisis. First, Governor DeSantis announced that Florida has formed a strike force of state and local law enforcement to interdict human smuggling, human trafficking, and to seize illegal weapons being transported through the state. Second, Governor DeSantis has filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court to impanel a statewide grand jury to examine international human smuggling networks that bring aliens to the southern border, and ultimately to Florida. Third, Governor DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1808, sweeping legislation he proposed to further protect Floridians from the Biden Border Crisis. A one pager on today’s announcement can be found here."


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