Sanctuary Cities Now Banned in Florida

As of Friday, sanctuary cities are prohibited from the state of Florida.

Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law which mandates that Florida officials comply with immigration laws and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as documented by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Reviewing the Ban on Sanctuary Cities in Florida

The state of Florida is no longer permitted to maintain sanctuary cities, impede the ability for ICE to do their jobs, or furthermore fail to report when an apprehended illegal immigrant escapes custody. Florida joins a series of states, such as Tennesse, Iowa, and others, while have cracked down on unlawful entry into the United States.

A spokesperson for the Florida governor provided details earlier this week regarding the legislation which DeSantis recently signed into law.

“Earlier this year, Governor DeSantis asked the Florida Legislature to present him with meaningful legislation to uphold the rule of law and ensure that no city or county jurisdiction can get in the way of Florida’s cooperation with our federal partners to enforce immigration law. Public safety is paramount and local law enforcement agencies can and should work with the federal government to ensure that accountability and justice are one in our state.”

Reactions from the Democrats

DeSantis is already facing backlash from Democrats who believe that enforcing legal immigration is somehow xenophobic. This thought couldn’t be further from the truth, however. The reality is that emigrating into the United States of America has always been a privilege with stipulations, not an inherent right.

Therefore, there are certain rules and regulations which individuals have to abide by, if they truly wish to come into America and remain here. One of the most basic rules of all is to enter the country legally, not by sneaking across the border or otherwise circumventing the immigration laws.

One can only hope that the legislation signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will serve as a deterrent for others who may be thinking of breaching the law, as it pertains to illegal entry into America.

 

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Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.