Groups protest as Senate committee hears bill to crack down on sanctuary cities


Hundreds from across the state gathered at the Capitol Thursday to protest a GOP bill that would crack down on sanctuary cities.
Speaker after speaker voiced concerns the legislation could open the door to turning law enforcement into immigration officials, while driving a wedge between police and undocumented immigrants that could lead to fewer crimes being reported out of fear of deportation.
But bill author Sen. Steve Nass countered repeatedly before the Senate Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee that his bill looks to target those undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes such as...

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