Mississippi Senate Approves Reinforcement of Immigration Law

Senate Bill 2306 requires officers to alert federal agencies when they think someone convicted of violating state or local laws is in the country illegally. The bill authorizes them to make arrests if they have probable cause and transfer detainees to federal custody.

Sean Tindell, a Gulfport Republican, authored the bill. He said the bill is meant to prevent any city in Mississippi from protecting people who may be in the country illegally from federal agencies. He said the bill also requires officers don’t violate civil rights.