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House tees up bill to stop “sanctuary” cities

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The House advanced a controversial proposal designed to stop Florida cities and counties from shielding undocumented immigrants from federal immigration laws. HB 675 by Rep. Larry Metz would create potential penalties and fines for local governments that don’t comply with detainers from the Immigration and Customs Service, or otherwise fail to act when they suspect illegal aliens are intentionally harbored in Florida. Metz said the bill means municipalities simply must follow federal law, though Democratic opponents peppered Metz with questions about the existence of…

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