The proposed bill would prohibit any
It would also prohibit policies that require local police to get a warrant or a judge's order to work with immigration enforcement.
Bevin said the proposed bill, sponsored by Sen.
Carroll said in a press conference in
"I think it would change that," Carroll said of
Both Carroll and Blanton are former law enforcement officers.
"This is just clarifying, for the sake of everybody what is or isn't the law in
Bevin's comments come on the eve of an expected nationwide immigration enforcement operation to remove individuals and families with final deportation orders.
Bevin said the bill and his statements were driven in part by the national conversation about immigration and comments made by
Gorton has said
Gorton also touted
Gorton said after Friday's press conference that she doesn't believe the bill, if passed, would affect how
"Although we are continuing to review this proposed legislation, it does not appear to conflict with any of our long-standing policies.
Porter said after the press conference
"As we have said before,
City police do not have the authority to enforce federal laws, including immigration laws, both cities said.
"We don't enforce immigration laws. We don't arrest people solely for being undocumented," said Porter. "We arrest people for committing crimes. At the time they are arrested, a records check is done and if that person is undocumented than ICE is notified."
"Every person who has been arrested and taken to jail in
But the president of the
"Restricting valuable law enforcement partnerships and resources based solely on political rhetoric or agendas places entire communities at risk," said Sgt.
Bevin, who is running for re-election, faces Democrat Attorney General
"I believe federal laws should be enforced," Barr said. "Local governments should not be in the business of picking and choosing which laws to obey and which laws to ignore. Doing so would set a dangerous precedent."
Carroll said the bill has not yet been filed. But it could be addressed at a special legislative session that had been proposed for later this summer. A date has not yet been set. That would be up to Bevin, who sets the agenda for special legislative sessions, Carroll said.
It's also not clear what would happen if a city or county violates the proposed law if it is passed.
"It's clear," Bevin said. "It's the jurisdiction of the state legislature."
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