Mississippi bill: Let police ask about immigration status

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Senate has approved a bill saying local governments and public colleges can’t stop their employees from asking whether a person has entered the United States illegally, and can’t try to grant people who have entered illegally any special status.

Thursday’s vote of 32-16 in favor of Senate Bill 2710 adds Mississippi’s voice to a debate over so-called sanctuary cities as President Donald Trump also attacks them from the federal level.