Ron DeSantis will sign a bill banning asylum cities in Florida on Friday, fulfilling a major campaign commitment.
The Florida House and Seanad passed the bill on 2 May despite the popularity of the Democrats and immigration activist groups. DeSantis plans to sign the bill at Friday's ceremony, DeSantis spokesman Helen Ferre confirmed to the News Service of Florida.
"Earlier this year, the Governor of DeSantis asked Florida legislation to present vigorous legislation to uphold the rule of law and ensure that the city or county jurisdiction of Florida's cooperation with our federal partners cannot be enforced," Ferre said the statement. .
"Public safety is paramount and local law enforcement agencies can work with the federal government to ensure that accountability and justice is one of our state," Ferre said.
The Republican governor promised to prevent cities from illegal immigrants who broke the law from expulsion while he was running for the first term in 2018. DeSantis met Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum, former mayor of Tallahassee, under 1 %.
Under the bill, city officials must share the information concerning illegal immigrants caught violating the law with federal immigration officials.