Pending legislation would punish jurisdictions that harbor illegal aliens.
Florida appears poised to join a righteous law-and-order backlash against so-called sanctuary cities that shield and harbor illegal aliens in defiance of the nation’s immigration laws, after a pro-immigration enforcement bill passed the state’s House of Representatives.
The Sunshine State was home to 775,000 illegal aliens in 2016, according to Pew Research Center.
The state is also home to 15 municipalities that are sanctuary cities, according to Floridians for Immigration Enforcement, which prefers to label those jurisdictions “anarchy cities.”
“Not only do they disobey the law, but I question their loyalty to this country,” David Caulkett, the group’s vice president, said last month.