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.
Sturgill has been a supporter of amnesty on the campaign trail but now says that coming to America comes with a price--and that his plan will not be amnesty.
Democrats at the national level continue to think that U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., is a top target come November.
With the help of U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who is running for governor of Florida, brought out a bill protecting businesses from boycotts targeting Israel.
Most Republicans in the Florida delegation kept away from the matter on Tuesday but there was one prominent exception.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., is leading a host of legislators--including several from Florida--in calling on the Trump administration to crack down on leaders of the Oretga regime in Nicaragua.