Bill that would ban sanctuary cities failed to receive 70 necessary votes to pass the House
Posted on 5/9/2017 6:39:00 PM.

A bill that would ban so-called sanctuary cities fails to get the necessary votes to pass the full House. The bill included a fee which is why 70 votes were needed to pass. The legislation is aimed at New Orleans, which has a policy that prohibits officers from questioning the status of individuals who commit or report a crime. Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges says that type of policy is wrong.

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House-approved sanctuary city bill dies in Senate committee
Posted on 5/24/2016 12:16:00 PM.

A House-approved bill that would punish so-called sanctuary cities by making it difficult for them to borrow money for construction projects was defeated in a Senate committee. The legislation was designed to force New Orleans and Lafayette to follow federal immigration laws. New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison spoke out against the bill.

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Senate committee vote on sanctuary city bill delayed one week
Posted on 5/17/2016 12:10:00 PM.

Spirited debate took place in a Senate committee today over the sanctuary cities bill that would punish cities who refuse to enforce the federal immigration law. The measure could prevent New Orleans and Lafayette, which are considered sanctuary cities, from borrowing dollars for construction projects. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny expressed concerns about the Attorney General having sole power over determining who is considered a sanctuary city.

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Bill seeking to criminalize sanctuary cities advances to House floor
Posted on 4/21/2016 1:38:00 PM.
A measure that seeks to outlaw sanctuary cities in Louisiana advanced out of a House committee. The term is applied to some cities in the US that have policies designed to not prosecute undocumented immigrants.
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