BATON ROUGE, LA — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is applauding
the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for its ruling late
yesterday in favor of a Texas law requiring local and state law enforcement to
cooperate with federal immigration officials.
General Landry, who recently led an 11-state coalition in a legal brief supporting Texas' sanctuary city ban, today issued the following statement:
"I have said repeatedly that sanctuary cities undermine the rule of law and prevent our law enforcement officers from being able to do their jobs. Texas recognized this and took action; the Fifth Circuit upheld a reasonable law passed by the Texas Legislature, which helps make communities safer. I hope this ruling will assist in reducing the number of devastating crimes committed by illegal aliens against American citizens. And I will continue to do all that I legally can to end illegal immigration."