The city of Orlando voted to adopt a policy called the Trust Act, according to a report from city authorities late Monday.
The policy, which was approved unanimously by city leaders Monday, is meant to keep police from asking about the immigration status of people who are victims of a crime or witnesses to one.
City leaders said the measure was meant to be a way of reassuring people that they could speak up and not fear having their own immigration status questioned.
City leaders said Orlando was not becoming a sanctuary city, but was striving to become a safer one where people could speak to police ... and help deter crime ... without having to worry about what might become of them.
Orlando is the first southern U.S. city to adopt this policy.
It exists in other northern U.S. cities such as Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia.