This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, June 17, 2019:
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he was fulfilling a campaign promise on Friday when he signed into law a bill prohibiting local municipalities from adopting “sanctuary city” laws. The new law, which becomes effective next month, also requires law-enforcement officials in the state to “cooperate” with federal ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officials when they present a “detainer request” on individuals being held on criminal charges in the state. The new law also provides sanctions for law-enforcement officials who don’t comply.
Earlier this year I made a promise that we would ban sanctuary cities in Florida and today we are delivering on that promise.
I am proud to sign the bill … to uphold the law and ensure that our communities are safe.
Then the governor compared sanctuary cities to “gun-free zones”:
Sanctuary cities basically created law-free zones where people can come to our state illegally and our country illegally, commit criminal offenses and then just walk right out the door and continue to do it.
Upon learning about the action of DeSantis, President Trump tweeted: