Orlando officials: No questions about immigration status

Posted at 1:19 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 13:19:08-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Municipal workers, including police officers, in one Florida city won’t be able to ask about someone’s immigration status under a new policy.

The Orlando City Council on Monday unanimously approved the resolution known as the Trust Act.

A coalition of immigration and civil rights groups that advocated for the resolution says Orlando is the first city in the South to adopt such a resolution.

Other U.S. cities that have passed similar measures are Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston.

Before the council meeting, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said he had heard heartbreaking stories about the effects federal government’s immigration policies and he wanted Orlando to send a message of inclusiveness.