A federal immigration sting in Florida last week led to the arrest of 95 people from dozens of countries who have been convicted of other crimes.
The arrests were the result of a sting by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to detain foreign nationals who have been convicted of violent crimes, sex crimes, and drug trafficking charges, the Associated Press reported.
During the sting, ICE officials took 84 men and nine women from 22 counties into custody, AP reports.
The sting netted “25 arrests in Miami-Dade County, eight in Broward County, 13 in West Palm Beach, 19 in Tampa, 11 in Orlando, 14 in Fort Myers, two in Jacksonville and one in Tallahassee,” according to the AP report.
Even though the Florida House just eliminated some state funds for homeless coalitions in its budget proposal, lawmakers in the state House and Senate passed bills in committee today that would help the growing number of Floridians that are homeless.
Florida legislators have filed bills that would allow undocumented immigrants access to kids’ health care and higher education and would allow them to obtain a restricted driver’s license — a marked change from their aggressive immigration enforcement priorities last year.