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Orlando Police Can No Longer Ask About a Person’s Immigration Status: New TRUST Act Takes Effect


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The new Act will make it illegal to ask victims or perpetrators of a crime their immigration status. Photo: Danielle Prieur

The new Act will make it illegal to ask victims or perpetrators of a crime their immigration status. Photo: Danielle Prieur

The Orlando City Council approved a new policy prohibiting police officers from asking people about their immigration status. Jillian Hakemien is a member of Orange County Classroom Teachers Association. She says this is good news for her students who are non-native English speakers and their families.

“They were so scared when their parents had to come pick them up at school that they wouldn’t want to get sick because they didn’t want their parents to risk driving. That’s not a pressure we should be ever putting on a child.”

An attorney for the Trust Orlando Coalition says the law does not apply to Border Patrol and ICE

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Danielle Prieur grew up listening to her grandfather’s stories of swimming across the Detroit River from Canada and many other adventures. She’s been into storytelling ever since. She studied writing at the University of Michigan. She trained in public radio at WDET’s Detroit newsroom, and is really excited ... Read Full Bio »

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