COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sanctuary cities and the public leaders who create them are at the center of a new effort to pass a law in Columbus.
The actions of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther are not sitting well with the state treasurer and a Republican state representative. Treasurer Josh Mandel held a conference call with Representative Candice Keller, of Middletown, to announce the proposal against sanctuary cities.
"Unfortunatly, you have mayors like Cranley in Cincinnati and Ginther in Columbus who look at the radical Islamic terrorist attacks in places like Paris, London, Brussels and elsewhere throughout Europe and totally ignore them," Mandel says.
He says the plan would be to hold leaders who establish sanctuary cities civilly and criminally liable, if an illegal immigrant violates the law in their towns.