Enforcement of Federal Laws (Watch)

Enforcement of Federal Laws (Watch)

SB 1726 (Torres) and HB 1333 (Smith) create the Florida Trust Act, which aims to protect the constitutional rights of Florida residents, to use the state’s resources on State and local matters exclusively, and set forth relevant definitions pertaining to federal immigration enforcement. The bills prohibit law enforcement from using resources to investigate or detain a person for immigration enforcement and prohibit the creation or use of a database for immigration enforcement. The bills also clarify that state and local agencies must cooperate with an immigration authority to the extent required by federal law. (Cruz)