Sanctuary city ban advances in Louisiana Legislature, with New Orleans in mind

By William Taylor Potter

A bill prohibiting so-called sanctuary city policies anywhere in Louisiana — but targeting New Orleans — was approved with a 8-7 committee vote Wednesday (April 26) and sent to the full House for debate.

House Bill 135 by Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Denham Springs, defines sanctuary city policies as ordinances or guidelines discouraging or prohibiting cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when it comes to immigrants or preventing local law enforcement officers from asking a suspect about his or her immigration status when routinely stopped for another offense, such as a traffic violation.

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