State Rep. Wants to Tie ICE’s Hands With Illegals in Florida

State Rep. Cindy Polo, D – West Palm Beach, filed a bill designed to prevent law enforcement agencies from detaining suspected illegal immigrants.

If passed, police would no longer be able to hold someone at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Law enforcement officials would not be able to serve a warrant on behalf of ICE, and could only turn over an illegal immigrant to the federal government if they were served with a warrant or a court order.

State Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff, R – DeLand, tore into the proposal.

“From what I can tell, she is basically trying to preempt federal law,” Fetterhoff told Florida Daily about Polo and her proposal.

Fetterhoff doesn’t think the bill will even get a hearing in the GOP-controlled state House, pointing to bill cracking down the sanctuary cities bill which passed last year and was signed into law as the direction the state is headed. She said there was no appetite for a bill that would basically catch and release illegal immigrants.

“I think it would cause a lot of chaos,” Fetterhoff told Florida Daily. “By not following those federal laws and federal mandates in situations like this, we are allowing individuals to flaunt our laws. It would also basically tell the federal government we are not going to follow what you are asking us to do and there could be major repercussions.”

Florida Daily arranged to speak over the phone with Polo about the bill. She started by saying her bill is really not a reaction to the sanctuary cities bill that passed last year. After a break in the conversation, Polo described the bill to Florida Daily.

“It prevents local law enforcement from acting as ICE officials,” Polo said. “They would not be issuing base warrants, or would not be an extension of sort of this new policy of issuing these ICE warrants.”

After another break in the conversation, Polo asked to call Florida Daily back but she did not reach back out. Texts to her went unreturned.

The bill is not expected to pass either chamber of the Legislature.

 

Reach Mike Synan at mike.synan@floridadaily.com.

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. When did it become OK for any duly elected official (elected by the CITIZENS of Florida), to care more and fight harder for people that are NOT CITIZENS and are in America ILLEGALLY, than they do for Americans? They need a refresher class on the Oath of Office they swore too. Or better yet, vote them out.
    They need to remember who elected them and who they are supposed to represent. Or, maybe move to another country, maybe the country of those they are trying to represent!

    • Never ok. Rubio has done this when in failed Group of 8 or whatever it was called. He is a jealous vindictive antiUSA creep. Dump him if at all possible… he has the collar of Hispanics and the Commie Cubans for sure… NOT in the USA, Dump him!

  2. The dems including this one only care about illegal immigrants. That’s all you hear the Democratic Party talk about is the rights of illegal immigrants. They have basic human right not to be abused in anyway. But the Democrats want them to have all the services and rights and opportunities of American citizens. Go look at California which is 23 billion in debt to illegal immigration. And they just passed a health care law that gives illegals health coverage and taxes American citizens for it. There homeless and crime rates are directly tied to illegal immigration. As is Chicago, New Jersey which is having a illegal immigrant sex offenders outbreak in that sanctuary location. There are over 35 million illegal Mexicans in the country already and and 3 million daca reports the media. Almost all sanctuary cities and states are bankrupt and high taxes. I urge to to vote this woman out of office as soon as possible

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  3. Cindy Polo hates America! You take it out here I will post it somewhere else! What is the matter with people such as you. We have got to stop voting in people who hate our country!! What is the matter with people?

  4. Many Hispanics are not loyal to America. They are loyal to their Hispanic heritage, their Hispanic culture, and their originating country. I’m not surprised that Polo, a Hispanic, wants to prevent law enforcement from deporting illegals, many of whom are Hispanic. She, like other Hispanics, wants to see the US become majority Hispanic one day. We are well on our way there.

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