ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Municipal workers, including police officers, in Orlando 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.
OPD @ChiefJohnMina speaks before the @citybeautiful City Council about the “Trust Act” and to ensure everyone that OPD does not stop, detain, question or arrest anyone based solely on their immigration status. pic.twitter.com/otlA7ji14V
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) July 23, 2018