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Court Allows Sanctuary City Ban, Attorney General Jeff Landry Applauds Ruling

BATON ROUGE, LA — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is applauding the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for its ruling late yesterday in favor of a Texas law requiring local and state law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

General Landry, who recently led an 
11-state coalition in a legal brief supporting Texas' sanctuary city ban, today issued the following statement: 

"I have said repeatedly that sanctuary cities undermine the rule of law and prevent our law enforcement officers from being able to do their jobs. Texas recognized this and took action; the Fifth Circuit upheld a reasonable law passed by the Texas Legislature, which helps make communities safer. I hope this ruling will assist in reducing the number of devastating crimes committed by illegal aliens against American citizens. And I will continue to do all that I legally can to end illegal immigration."

Coming soon, the attorney's general office seeks to provide a mechanism by which to take online payments for collections.