President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offer of foreign intel: "Just call the FBI" MORE in early morning tweets on Sunday said Americans "are demanding that Sanctuary Cities be GONE. ”
Trump, citing Fox News, initially noted that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
“ More and more states do so, but their governors and leaders don't have the courage to do so, ”he said in a follow-up tweet "The politics will soon mandate, however, because people from California, & all over the country, are demanding that Sanctuary Cities be GONE," he added. "No illegals, Drugs or Trafficking!"
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis just signed Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities in State, and forcing all law enforcement agencies to cooperate with Federal Immigration authorities. Bill prohibits local Gov't from enacting Sanctuary policies that protect undocumented immigrants … @FoxNews
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2019
DeSantis signed the legislation on Friday
The Associated Press reported that members of the crowd around DeSantis during the signing ceremony were "Trump America Make Again Great Hats" and cheered in support of bill at the mention Trump.
The controversial bill prohibition "sanctuary" policies that protects undocumented immigrants from deportation and requires state and local law enforcement agencies to identify immigrants who do not have legal status with federal immigration officials.
the person is "removable" under federal immigration laws, The Miami Herald reported, adding that there are no sanctuary cities in the state. The newspaper also noted that legal challenges to the legislation are expected
"The legislation is inhumanely separated families, tearing apart parents and their children, while doing nothing to address. legitimate public safety concerns, "Scott McCoy, senior policy counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund, wrote in a statement. "This can have traumatic long-term effects on our youth and our communities."