Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) announced Monday that he will allow legislation banning so-called sanctuary cities in the state to become law without his signature, the Tennessean reported. The measure would mandate that local law enforcement officials comply with U.S. immigration policy, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requests to hold immigrants for purposes of deportation. “I think the best thing for the state to do with this decision is to move on from it,”
Haslam reportedly said. The sanctuary cities ban was passed in April by veto-proof margins, clearing the state House by a 63-23 vote and the state Senate by 27-5. The governor’s decision to allow the bill to become law. Full Story
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