By Rick Oltman, June 19, 2019
Florida Governor Rick DeSantis signed Florida SB 168 on Friday the 14th, effectively banning sanctuary cities throughout the Sunshine State.
The bill, SB 168, requires local and state law enforcement officials and entities to honor federal immigration detainer requests, something that many unaccountable bureaucrats across the country have denied, with some denials resulting in another innocent victim of an illegal alien who would have been removed if not for the sanctimony of those who don’t want our immigration laws enforced.
Most of the new law goes into effect July 1st, the rest on October 1st this year.
From the new law:
908.105 Duties related to immigration detainers.— (1) A law enforcement agency that has custody of a person subject to an immigration detainer issued by a federal immigration agency shall:
(a) Provide to the judge authorized to grant or deny the person’s release on bail under chapter 903 notice that the person is subject to an immigration detainer. (emphasis added)
This should be the beginning of a nationwide effort to ban sanctuary cities and begin to hold accountable the elected officials and faceless bureaucrats who obstruct federal immigration law enforcement.
Part of that effort should include state initiatives/propositions. Placed on the ballot for the people to decide, state ballot measures that call for any kind of immigration enforcement are ideal for 2020. It’s a presidential election year. And every candidate in every state with a ballot measure calling for banning sanctuary cities, from president down to city council candidates, will be asked if he/she supports the measure.
The voters will hear from the candidates if they support enforcing our immigration laws, or thwarting federal immigration law enforcement, which will lead to continued damage to our culture, our country, and our citizens in many, many ways.
When the politicians don’t act, the people must. State ballot measures give a large percentage of our nation’s population a chance to act. As for what to write into your initiative, the language of the Florida bill is a good place to start.
Qualifying initiatives isn’t easy. It takes thousands of volunteers, hundreds of thousands of dollars … or more, and overcoming corrupt governments who, if run by the open borders crowd, will do everything legally, and sometimes illegally, to disqualify the efforts.
The effect an initiative will have on voters and candidates will be visible and unavoidable. Those who disappoint the voters with their answer on whether or not they support the sanctuary city ban, will pay the ultimate political price at the ballot box … losing the election.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill]
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