Oct 29 2019

Charlotte Observer

Blasting what he called “reckless sanctuary policies,” Republican Sen. Thom Tillis on Friday announced a bill he said could encourage sheriffs in Mecklenburg County and elsewhere to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

“We’re here today because of reckless sanctuary policies that have been implemented by a handful of sheriffs,” he told reporters.

Tillis’ news conference came the same day immigration officials escalated their own battle with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. They said they’ve tried repeatedly to talk to the sheriff and his staff with no success.

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