Portland Oregon is a sanctuary city. And it was home to Sergio Martinez. According to local police, Martinez was arrested for the rape of two women at knife point. Martinez has been deported 20 times.
Since 2008, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Martinez has been deported 13 times. He has a lengthy criminal record in three states, with charges including battery, felony, burglary and felony illegal re-entry after removal.
Florida doesn’t need this type of publicity.
Florida technically doesn’t have sanctuary cities, instead they are called sanctuary counties. Those counties are Broward, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.
House Republicans in the Florida Legislature voted in favor of going after these counties that didn’t not obey federal laws dealing with illegal immigrants, but the legislation was killed by the GOP controlled Florida Senate.
Let’s hope this issue is addressed in the 2015 Florida Legislature.