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Kelly signs bill to ban local 'sanctuaries' for immigrants


April 10, 2022

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday signed a bill pushed by state Republicans to overturn three communities' policies that could help immigrants stay in the state illegally.

The bill was filed after Wyandotte County passed a "sanctuary" ordinance in February that would provide local identification cards for immigrants and other residents and would prevent local law enforcement from helping the federal government enforce immigration laws unless public safety is threatened. Lawrence and Roeland Park have similar ordinances.

Kelly said in a statement announcing that she wou...

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