Ban on sanctuary cities heads to governor

Ban on sanctuary cities heads to governor

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Legislation prohibiting cities, counties, community colleges and universities from purposefully defying federal immigration laws passed the Senate today.

Senate Bill 2710, sponsored by Sen. Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport, and supported by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, goes to Gov. Phil Bryant for consideration.

"This state law banning sanctuary cities is a major step forward for law and order in Mississippi," Lt. Gov. Reeves said. "I appreciate the work of Sen. Tindell to ensure our local governments and educational institutions follow federal immigration laws. No government entity – whether at city hall or a university campus – can grant amnesty to illegal aliens and violate federal laws."