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Bill filed to ban sanctuary cities in Oklahoma

Posted at 10:32 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 23:32:37-05

A bill has been filed to prevent sanctuary cities in Oklahoma.

Senate Bill 1459 would make any city or town that enacts a sanctuary policy ineligible for state funding through agencies or grants.

A sanctuary city has laws that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation or prosecution despite federal immigration law.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, no city in Oklahoma presently identifies as a sanctuary city.

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