Florida lawmakers target sanctuary cities

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By: Capitol News Service
November 7, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) -- State lawmakers are putting a target on sanctuary cities; cities that protect immigrants from federal officers.

A committee passed a plan Tuesday to crack down on those cities. The bill would punish local officials who pass sanctuary city legislation.

Dozens signed up to speak at Tuesday’s committee meeting, and many have slammed the bill.

One of the speakers at the meeting stated, "I have a sibling. I am the oldest of four. and I have a sibling that has autism, and I shouldn't be worried that that my parents may be deported, may be stopped, because of this."

If the bill passes, the punishment for violating the bill would be losing state grants for five years.

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