Mississippi cracks down on sanctuary city issue

The Mississippi state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that will prohibit counties, cities, and colleges from acting as sanctuaries to illegal aliens.

Although Mississippi does not currently have any sanctuary cities, the state Senate passed the bill to crack down on illegal immigration and cities that may refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

According to The Hill, Senate Bill 2710 prohibits cities, counties, colleges and state agencies from limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

The new Mississippi law will require counties and institutions to cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, which includes holding undocumented immigrants in local jails if asked.

“Taxpayers expect their state and its political subdivisions to abide by federal immigration laws,” Gov. Phil Bryant said on Twitter.

In 2010, Jackson, Mississippi, had adopted an ordinance which prohibited city police from asking anyone detained about their immigration status. The new bill will take precedence over the previous ordinance.

The Hill reports several other red states are debating adopting a similar bill. A Texas state House committee is also considering a measure that would give the state permission to fine sanctuary cities and counties up to $25,000 a day.

H/T: The Hill

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