NO Sanctuary Cities

Prosperity requires law and order. Experience shows that a refusal to enforce one law generally reflects a softness in enforcing other criminal laws, and ultimately attracts criminal behavior. That means we must say “no” to sanctuary cities.

Right now, there is no way for the public to know whether their local government enforces state and federal immigration laws. That is why I have asked legislators to strengthen our laws to ban sanctuary cities in South Carolina. I am happy to report they have heeded the call.

Before cities and towns are eligible to receive your state tax dollars, they must verify to South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) that they are complying and enforcing state and federal immigration law. Trust, but verify…in order to keep our neighborhoods and communities safe from lawlessness.

As a former U.S. Attorney and Attorney General of South Carolina, I know that the rule of law is essential to our safety and prosperity – and I will enforce it.

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