Fla. Gov. DeSantis provides a ‘win’ for America by signing bill banning ‘sanctuary cities’

By Jon Dougherty

NationalSentinel As expected, former U.S. congressman and current Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has signed legislation outlawing so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state in a big win for the Trump administration and the security of American generally.

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While, according to to the Center for Immigration Studies, there are currently no sanctuary cities in the state of Florida, Alachua County had declared itself to be a sanctuary county. That will no longer stand now as the law DeSantis signed requires “state entities, local government entities, and law enforcement agencies to use best efforts to support the enforcement of federal immigration law.”

It also specifically calls out “unlawful sanctuary policies.”

DeSantis said he signed the legislation in the interest of “public safety.” In addition, he said without the bill, illegal immigrants could commit crimes “and then just walk out the door and continue to do it.”

Estimates claim around 200,000 illegal aliens currently live in Florida.

Though no cities had declared themselves to be sanctuaries for illegal immigrants, the mayor of St. Petersburg, Rick Kriseman, said in a February 2017 blog post that he would “have no hesitation in declaring St. Petersburg a sanctuary from harmful federal immigration laws.”

Just a few days later, however, a spokesman clarified that Kriseman really only meant that it was a sanctuary “in spirit.”

But then, the sheriff of Pinellas County, which includes St. Petersburg, added that the jurisdiction was not “and will not be a ‘sanctuary county’ for people who commit crimes. Regardless of statements made for political purposes.”

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While some states like California have declared every square foot to be a sanctuary for illegals, Florida’s declaration that it is not one will give the remainder of states two examples to follow: They can choose to be overrun by illegal aliens, or serve as a deterrent to illegal border crossings.

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2 Comments on "Fla. Gov. DeSantis provides a ‘win’ for America by signing bill banning ‘sanctuary cities’"

  1. Thank you, Governor of Florida, for banning Sanctuary Cities in your state. It’s outrageous what leftists have gotten away with as they use every rotten tactic they can invent to protect unvetted illegal aliens—even those who commit serious crimes—in their filthy un-American Sanctuary Cities. They are protecting non-citizens at the expense of the safety of citizens, and anyone who voices an objection to their nonsense is called a racist. It’s reported that illegal immigrants are an important part of the Democrats’ voting base, and they also provide one of the Deep State’s favorite methods for over-whelming a nation’s resources as the New World Order cabal works hard to end all national sovereignty and replace it with a worldwide elitist-run socialist dictatorship. That’s a stupid, evil goal. Trump 2020!

  2. Thank you, Eloise for stating the truth….The fascist left (not liberals, as they would prefer) needs to be defeated in elections at all levels. The conservatives need to come up with their own version of social media. Academia needs to be cleansed of socialist/communist teaching. It’s way past time this happened!

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