Mississippi is inching closer and closer to passing a new law that would make “sanctuary campuses” illegal in the state.
Many liberal college campuses, like sanctuary cities, work hard to protect illegal immigrants from being captured and deported.
Senate Bill 2710 would change that by preventing cities, state agencies, and public colleges from shielding illegal immigrants from federal enforcement or investigations.
These places would not be able to “adopt, or implement a policy, order, or ordinance that limits or prohibits any person from communicating or cooperating with federal agencies or officials to verify or report the immigration status of any person.”
The bill passed in the Mississippi Senate in February and the House of Representatives approved it on Wednesday. Now, it is up to Gov. Phil Bryant to pass the bill.
On Monday, Bryant made it clear that he supports President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.
“We are going to pass a law that says you can’t have sanctuary cities in Mississippi, so that you can’t hide these individuals from immigration and customs,” he said.
Hopefully the rest of the country will follow Mississippi’s lead and pass similar laws to prevent illegal immigration from becoming a bigger problem than it already is.