An “Anti-Sanctuary Act” in NH Threatens Sanctuary Cities Throughout the State

March 14, 2021 0 Comments

Police reform measures adopted by Lebanon and Hanover last year that prevent local and state police from collaborating with federal immigration and customs enforcement (ICE) to detain undocumented immigrants are under threat.  The Valley News reports that a bill, referred to as the “Anti-Sanctuary Act” by its supporters, would force police officers to comply with federal immigration enforcement policies.  In addition it prohibits cities from adopting policies that prevent the enforcement of federal immigration law.   The bill is now headed to the Republican-controlled house.