Florida Law Banning State and Local Governments from Providing ‘Sanctuary’ to Illegal Aliens Now in Full Effect

Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida signed a bill into law in June that bars jurisdictions in the state from providing “sanctuary” to illegal aliens. State and local governments must cooperate with the federal government in its efforts to enforce immigration law and protect Americans.

The Hill reported that the full law went into effect last Tuesday. An excerpt:

The law also requires law enforcement agencies that have custody of someone subject to an immigration detainer “to notify the judge of the detainer, record in the person’s file the existence of the detainer, and comply with the detainer,” according to the bill summary.

Though provisions of the legislation banning sanctuary cities took effect at the start of July, the remaining section of the measure that establishes penalties for elected officials who violate the law didn’t take effect until Tuesday. Officials who don’t comply with the law are now able to be removed from office.

Law enforcement agencies that don’t cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement risk losing federal funding, and elected officials who don’t cooperate could be removed from office.

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