Mississippi Bans Sanctuary Cities

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Mississippi has become the first state to ban sanctuary cities, ensuring that local governments will help the Trump administration enforce immigration law.

Mississippi has become the first state to comprehensively ban sanctuary cities, ensuring that no local governments have the ability to illegally refuse to help federal government enforce immigration laws. 

Governor Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2710 into law Monday morning, which will prohibit towns, counties, or universities from “purposefully defying federal immigration laws.”

Taxpayers expect their state and its political subdivisions to abide by federal immigration laws,” Gov. Bryant said after final passage by the legislature.

We should make sure no local governments or state entities have the ability to break our laws, creating jurisdictions of amnesty for illegal aliens,” Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said.

WLOX News reports: Sponsored by Sen. Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport, the bill passed the Senate in a comfortable 32-16 vote. The House vote also passed easily, 76-41.

The new law means a city ordinance in Jackson put in place to prevent racial and ethnic profiling is now null and void. Part of that ordinance stated that police officers couldn’t ask for immigration status.

It had a beneficial effect on the city of Jackson because other cities go out of their way for law-enforcement agencies to harass immigrants, harass brown people,” noted Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance Director Bill Chandler.

Chandler went on to say he didn’t think there was ever a threat of any city in the state becoming a sanctuary city.

Associated Press report: The Trump administration is continuing its tough talk against sanctuary cities, which shelter people living in the country illegally by refusing to help the federal government enforce immigration laws.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he is “urging states and local jurisdictions to comply with these federal laws.”

He says the Justice Department will require compliance with immigration laws in order for the cities to receive grants through the Office of Justice Programs. The Obama administration had a similar policy in place.

President Trump had said during the campaign that he would “defund” sanctuary cities by taking away their federal funding.

Sanctuary cities include New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, as well as many smaller municipalities.

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

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  1. Uhh, you can arrest the treasonous sanctuary city fathers now! How? because it is the law!!!

    The Law Against Hiring or Harboring Illegal Aliens


    8 U.S. Code § 1324a – Unlawful employment of aliens


    The following is an overview of federal law on hiring and harboring illegal aliens. It is not a substitute for professional legal counsel in specific situations.


    A person (including a group of persons, business, organization or local government) commits a federal felony when he:

    assists an alien whom he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him to obtain employment,

    encourages that alien to remain in the U.S., by referring him to an employer, by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

    Penalties upon conviction include criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime.

    Anyone employing or contracting with an illegal alien without verifying his work authorization status is guilty of a misdemeanor. Aliens and employers violating immigration laws are subject to arrest, detention, and seizure of their vehicles or property. In addition, individuals or entities who engage in racketeering enterprises that commit (or conspire to commit) immigration-related felonies are subject to private civil suits for treble damages and injunctive relief.

    >> Even AG Sessions should know this!

  2. I agree with the law , but could cause a problem to individuals who unknowingly hire a yard person that is here illegally. I gues we have to ask for immigration papers ? or what ?

  3. WE have had immigration laws on the books for well over a hundred years. the USA needs to be a nation of Laws not of men. We don’t need to revamp the immigration laws, just follow the ones that we have and then those that are here illegally would not get free whatever, they would go back and if desired come here legally. The idea of welfare, medical care to those here illegally is a slap in the face to every US Citizen. Those that harbor, hire illegal aliens per the US Criminal Code Statutes could get 1000.00 fine and a year in jail for every count. Again let us follow the law. I moved higher up the red list when I wrote letters to bush, clinton, bush, ocriminal since they all were party to this idiocy… I advised we should bring charges against them and those in congress who refused to follow the letter of the law…. The elite are mostly waste of skin…

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