Today, State Senator Yvanna Cancela and several other Senate Democrats introduced legislation to turn Nevada into a Sanctuary State. Senate Bill 223, sponsored by Cancela, would prohibit state and local law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal immigration officials to keep our community safe from illegal immigrants who have committed violent crimes in our state.
“Senator Cancela has proposed legislation that will endanger the health and safety of all Nevadans. This “Sanctuary State” bill is, without question, the most recklessly irresponsible piece of legislation that I have witnessed during my six plus years in the Nevada Legislature. This Democrat bill will undoubtedly result in violent criminals, who have no business being in our state, to be released back into our communities to wreak more havoc on Nevadans. This bill is outrageous and I will do everything I can to defeat it.”