A Tampa Bay Times Editorial
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An agreement between several Florida sheriffs and Immigration and Customs Enforcement strikes a reasonable compromise in a long-standing quandary over how local jails should handle undocumented immigrants. The new protocol provides a workaround that heeds constitutional concerns while letting law enforcement do its work.
It does not supplant the need for more comprehensive immigration reform, which is on the front burner now that President Donald Trump has proposed a path to citizenship for as many as 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants in exchange for a crackdown on others living illegally in the country and funding for a border wall. But the sheriffs’ deal is better than the ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” embraced by conservatives
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