ATLANTA | Today, Lt. Governor Burt Jones issued a statement on House Bill 301, which passed the Senate Public Safety Committee today and now heads to the Senate Rules Committee for consideration. This legislation would bolster enforcement of Georgia’s existing law against sanctuary cities by rescinding sovereign immunity and immediately cease state funding for local governments that engage in sanctuary policies.

“Athens-Clarke County local officials failed to protect the greatest asset that their county has: the students at the University of Georgia,” said Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones. “Instead, they favored a radical agenda that puts the interests of illegal immigrants ahead of the citizens of Athens-Clarke County. They, along with Joe Biden and Washington Democrats who have fought to open our borders to an invasion from illegal immigrants, are responsible for every action by every illegal immigrant they’ve allowed to live freely in our communities. As part of our ongoing commitment to protect Georgians, we are taking a stand against those who attempt to implement sanctuary policies that violate the law and harbor criminals.”

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