State legislation would ban, criminalize Cincinnati’s ‘sanctuary city’ status

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Mayor, others could face charges if passed

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati and state officials would be prohibited from adopting “sanctuary city” protections for undocumented immigrants and held criminally liable for any crimes committed by such immigrants under a proposal headed to Ohio’s legislature.

A bill announced Monday by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and State Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, would define and outlaw sanctuary jurisdictions and declare sanctuary policies contrary to federal law and state interests.

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