Ban on sanctuary cities became law last year amid protests
Local governments that violate that law would lose school construction and road money
by, Colin Campbell | The News & Observer
Last year, the legislature voted to ban local governments from having “sanctuary city” policies that limit enforcement of immigration laws.
Now Republican senators want to cut off state funding to cities, towns and counties that don’t comply.
Since the sanctuary city bill passed last fall, local governments have been banned from preventing their law enforcement officers from asking about a suspect’s immigration status. They also can’t stop law enforcement from sharing immigration information with federal authorities.
But according to a news release Tuesday from Senate leader Phil Berger’s office, “several law enforcement officials have contacted lawmakers to raise concern that some local governments are not complying with the law.”
Filed Tuesday, Senate Bill 868 would set up a process…
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