ACLU warns ‘immigrants and people of color,’ against travel in Florida

Excerpts from Washington Examiner April 8, 2019 by  Susan Ferrechio 

The American Civil Liberties Union has issued a travel advisory for “immigrants and people of color to use extreme caution” in Florida because of a pending immigration bill the state legislature is considering that would ban so-called sanctuary cities.

The Florida Legislature has advanced legislation that would require local law enforcement to work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in detaining undocumented immigrants.

Both of Florida’s legislative chambers are expected to consider the measure in the coming weeks. “We and partners have issued a travel advisory urging immigrants and people of color to use extreme caution when traveling in Florida,” the ACLU tweeted. “The state is on the verge of passing a draconian anti-immigrant bill which will endanger our communities.”

Florida’s undocumented immigrant population is estimated to be greater than 700,000.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, has urged law enforcement officials in cities and counties to cooperate with immigration officials.

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