Oct 29 2019


Friday afternoon, Senator Thom Tillis, along with several other republicans representatives proposed new legislation to stop policies in sanctuary cities, including Charlotte.

They called the bill “The Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act” and it would clarify ICE detainer authority for federal, state and local authorities, meaning it would be clearly legal for those law enforcement agencies to hold illegal immigrants.

This new bill would clearly make it legal for federal, state and local authorities to maintain custody of illegal immigrants, who were previously arrested on other charges, for up to 48 hours, even if they previously met their conditons of release. This would give time for ICE to send an agent to interview this person and possibly take them into ICE custody.

“We’re here today because of what I consider reckless sanctuary policies that have been implemented by a handful of sheriffs in the state of North Carolina," said Sen. Thom Tillis at a Friday press conference in Charlotte.

He said when sheriffs don’t cooperate with ICE detainer requests, they’re making the state less safe.

“These aren’t innocent illegals, all they did was cross the border. These are people who violated serious crimes against the state of North Carolina," said Tillis

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