A new bill has been proposed that would make New York State the ninth sanctuary state.

Immigration policy is a hot topic in the U.S, and a bill has been proposed in New York State that affects immigrants. According to WIVB, under the bill, police officers would not be able to hold non-citizens for deportation by the Federal Government unless they have been convicted of serious and/or violent crimes.

WIVB reports that the bill is titled the Dignity for Immigrants in New York State Act. It aims to protect immigrants from being arrested based on their immigration status. Currently, immigrants make up over 22% of New York State's population.

 

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