Bill would allow Florida governor to use military force against refugees

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PHOTO BY MSTYSLAV CHERNOV VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
  • Photo by Mstyslav Chernov via Wikimedia Commons
The Florida Legislature continues to prove again and again this year why some people want to cut the state off from the rest of America. 

House Bill 1095, also known as the "Prevention of Acts of War" bill, passed the Florida House Criminal Justice Committee Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The bill would allow the governor to use military force to stop "restricted people" from entering or resettling in Florida. A restricted person is a "foreign refugee or immigrant for whom there is reasonable cause to believe that he or she originates from, or has been in close proximity to, any location in which invaders or prospective invaders are known to originate or organize or train for violent acts of war," according to the HB 1095



The bill would also stop government employees and agencies receiving state assistance from helping refugees resettle. The AP reports the bill does make exceptions for people born in the Western Hemisphere. 

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