MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - On Thursday, the Mississippi Senate voted to prohibit sanctuary cities in the state.
Senate Bill 2710 will prohibit towns, counties, or universities from "purposefully defying federal immigration laws." Sponsored by Sen. Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport, the bill passed in a 32-16 vote.
"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. "No government entity – whether at city hall or a university campus – is above following federal immigration laws."
The bill will now head to the House for consideration.