The bill adds “sanctions on government, military, or security officials who have undermined democracy in Cambodia or committed related human rights abuses.”
U.S. Sen, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is leading the charge on Capitol Hill, calling for the U.S. to impose sanctions on groups that use human shields including Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Supporters of the legislation were desperate to tell the public that the measure, which ensures that city employees cannot ask about immigration status, did not make Orlando a sanctuary city.
On Monday, the U.S. House approved a bill giving Americans impacted by international terrorism better access to the judicial system.
Backing a resolution this week “supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),” U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., went to bat for that agency which has come under heavy fire from the left in recent weeks.
Pointing to China hitting the U.S. with a $34 billion tariff on products including pork, poultry, soybeans, corn and Florida lobsters, Curbelo said South Florida could feel the sting, noting that lobster fishing adds almost $50 million annually to the economy in the Keys alone.
Across Florida, candidates running in next month’s Republican primaries are showcasing their stances on immigration and trying to use it as wedge issue to beat the competition.