Special Report

Florida Crossroads

New Florida law targets the undocumented

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Florida passed a new law, SB 168, that bans sanctuary cities and requires local law enforcement to enforce federal law by reporting undocumented criminals to ICE. Earlier this year, the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis signed the bill as he believes it will make communities safer. Despite the efforts of communities and activists disputing this, the bill went into effect. The state of Florida has a diverse population, where many of its immigrants are undocumented. According to a 2018 report by the Department of Homeland Security, Florida is the third state with the highest number of undocumented residents, an It estimated 810,000.


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