FLORIDA SANCTUARY CITIES: Dealing with MS-13 gang members is a complicated matter made more complicated by sanctuary cities. As the Center for Immigration Studies reports, we have government statistics showing that, during a nine-month period last year, local cops released 142 gang members that federal agents wanted to deport, some of them from MS-13. President Donald Trump referred to MS-13 members as “animals,” but animals do not beat people to death with baseball bats. They do not cut off their heads with machetes. They do not rip out hearts. They do not torture a 15-year-old girl by slicing off her tattoo before stabbing her to death. So maybe Trump was wrong to refer to these MS-13 people as animals, let’s just call them inhuman humans.
Sarasota Sheriff Tom Knight Agrees With Sate Senator Joe Gruters Ban on Florida Sanctuary Cities ACLU FL Led By Ex-Con Michael Barfield and His Gang Differs. Banning sanctuary cities has consistently had overwhelming support from the American people and Floridians. A Harvard-Harris Poll in 2017 found 80 percent of Americans believe communities should comply with federal immigration authorities. Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight has had a BOA in place and cooperated with federal immigration authorities since 2009. More than 500 people have been deported to 35 nations in that time.
Florida State Senator Joe Gruters Writes today: The ACLU is on the attack against my efforts to ban sanctuary cities & counties (click to read tweet) and many have asked me to comment on their rhetoric. (Scroll down to read an article covering their attack). My take: At best, the ACLU simply doesn't get it. At worst, they are disingenuously engaging in fear tactics in an effort to defeat my legislation banning sanctuary cities. Let me be clear... Florida is always open to law abiding people - no matter their country of origin or skin color - and once my legislation passes, the only thing that will change in our state is that we will be closed to criminal illegal aliens! Also - casually tossing around or alluding to me, or anyone else who supports cracking down on criminal illegal aliens, as being "racist" isn't just getting old, it's giving cover to real racists. The people see right through the ACLU's crazy rhetoric and it's not going to stop me from working my tail off to ban sanctuary cities in Florida!
State Senator Joe Gruters’ Sanctuary Cities Ban Advances in Florida Senate Just Say No to MS-13 Gang Members. “I am convinced that gang activity has been in Sarasota for quite some time,” Manatee Sheriff Brad Steube said. A day after Florida Democrats decried a ban on sanctuary cities, state Sen. Joe Gruters’ legislation advanced in the Florida Senate. In a hearing that at several points devolved into angry rhetoric about federal immigration policy, Gruters, a Sarasota Republican, stressed that his bill will simply require cooperation among enforcement agencies. “This is about criminal illegal aliens,” Gruters said. “This helps law-abiding American citizens and illegal immigrant families trying to feed their family as well.” The Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee advanced the bill (SB 168) on a party line vote.
Cop Hater Michael Barfield is New Prez of ACLU FLORIDA Who Couldn't Pass a Background Check to Flip Burgers at McDonald's. A convicted felon by his own admission and barred from calling himself a lawyer by the Florida Bar Association, Barfield serves as President of the Florida ACLU Sarasota and chair of the Legal Panel of the A.C.L.U.’s Sarasota Chapter. BARFIELD, "A CON MAN'S CON MAN." This is how U.S District Judge Richard Lazzara, who prior to sentencing Barfield to 10 years for his third term in a Florida state prison, described Barfield and those who get involved with him.
Michael A. Barfield, a paralegal and litigation consultant, plead guilty on May 12, 1999, to five Federal felony offenses, including conspiracy, obstruction of justice, perjury before a federal grand jury, and two separate wire fraud schemes. On October 25, 1999, Michael A. Barfield was sentenced to ten years in the Federal Bureau of Prison system, fined $7,500, and ordered to pay $50,500 in restitution. Michael A. Barfield did 6 years of the 10 year sentence. The Federal conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury convictions stem from Michael Barfield’s role in concocting a false accusation in 1997 against then-United States District Judge Lee P. Gagliardi, now deceased, and Assistant United States Attorney Kathleen A. Haley, in an attempt to disqualify the judge from presiding over a pending criminal case.
Michael Barfield is a paralegal consultant focusing on the enforcement of open government laws. The ACLU of Florida is dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of immigrants (even illegal immigrants) and to combating public and private discrimination against these groups. We have repeatedly objected to new Florida policies that link state driver’s licenses to immigration documents and give local police the power to enforce federal immigration laws, (what the hell, what country does the ACLU think they are in? Cuba?)
Chair of the Legal Panel – JoNel Newman
Treasurer - Mike Pheneger
Secretary – Susan Nilon
Affiliate Affirmative Action Officer – George Griffin
Nominating Committee Chair - Jennifer Morley
MS-13's motto is “mata, viola, controla” – which means "kill, rape, control," according to Robert Hur, an official with the Justice Department. In 2018, ICE agents arrested more than 10,000 gang members in both criminal and administrative busts — including more than 2,000 MS-13 members, according to the agency. MS-13 Gang Members Target Cops…. Florida Congressman Vern Buchanan Says “Deport Them".
ACLU Issues Florida Travel Advisory for ‘Immigrants and People of Color’ The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has issued a travel advisory for Florida, claiming that “immigrants and people of color” are at risk of having their constitutional rights violated by anti-sanctuary city legislation under consideration. "BREAKING: We and partners have issued a travel advisory urging immigrants and people of color to use extreme caution when traveling in Florida. The state is on the verge of passing a draconian anti-immigrant bill which will endanger our communities,” the ACLU wrote in a social media post on Monday. The legislation — Flordia House Bill 527 and Senate Bill 168 — would bar municipal and state government agencies from upholding sanctuary policies. The bills would also mandate agencies to work with federal immigration authorities.
The ACLU of Florida said in a press release the bills would cause “irreparable human cost” and “expose counties and other government entities to potential legal and financial liabilities by forcing local authorities to comply with ICE’s flawed detainer system.” “It’s shameful that the state of Florida seeks to further harass immigrant communities and erode public safety,” said Florida Immigration Coalition political director Thomas Kennedy. “Taking precious local resources away from law enforcement to further target Floridian families for deportation comes at an extremely high financial and moral cost. The insidious attacks against immigrants on the national level are being amplified by Florida lawmakers pushing for anti-immigrant policies.” In an interview with Newsweek, State Sen. Joe Gruters, the Senate bill’s sponsor, criticized the travel advisory, accusing the ACLU of “fearmongering and upping the rhetoric even more” “This deals with criminal illegal aliens. Unless you’re breaking the law, you have no worries about this bill. This only deals with illegal aliens who are here, who are being processed by the judicial system,” said Gruters. “It’s about protecting the rule of law.”
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