State Democrats Offer Counter-Proposal To Sanctuary Cities Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill aimed at creating a sanctuary state in Ohio is formally announced at the Statehouse as a counter-action to a bill that would ban sanctuary cities across the state. 

Police doing the job of immigration and customs is one point that State Representative Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) makes when disputing the validity of the Sanctuary City bill.

"When police are working on immigration, local and state police, they are not saving crimes. They are not preventing the next theft. They are not working on the heroin crisis. They're not protecting the population from the next violent crime. They're checking papers," Ramos says.

State Representative Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) says the language used by Republicans is dangerous.

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