Posted on June 14, 2019

Gov. Ron Desantis to Sign Bill Banning ‘Sanctuary Cities’ on Friday

Ana Ceballos, Orlando Sentinel, June 13, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis will sign legislation Friday to ban so-called sanctuary cities in Florida, a proposal that was one of the most controversial issues of the 2019 legislative session and a top priority of the governor.

A DeSantis spokeswoman confirmed Thursday that he will sign the bill. {snip}

DeSantis promised to ban sanctuary cities during his campaign for governor last year. The bill, which calls for one of the toughest bans on sanctuary cities in the nation, was formally sent to the governor Thursday.


Under the bill, local governments would be required to “use their best efforts to support the enforcement of federal immigration law.”