Although the Louisiana State House of Representatives successfully passed legislation to ultimately ban all sanctuary cities across the state, including New Orleans and Lafayette Parish, it came with push-back from just 26 state representatives.
House Bill 1148 will ban New Orleans and Lafayette Parish from continuing to operate as “sanctuary cities,” which essentially harbor illegal immigrants, even when they have committed a crime.
These 26 State House reps, however, voted against the measure. Take a look to see if your represenative is against banning sanctuary cities:
Rep. John Bagneris (D-New Orleans)
Rep. Joseph Bouie (D-New Orleans)
Rep. Barbara West Carpenter (D-East Baton Rouge)
Rep. Gary M. Carter (D-New Orleans)
Rep. Kenny Cox (D-Natchitoches)
Rep. AB Franklin (D-Calcasieu)
Rep. Randal Gaines (D-Laplace)
Rep. Jerry “Truck” Gisclair (D-Larose)
Rep. Cedric B. Glover (D-Caddo)
Rep. Jeff Hall (D-Rapides)
Rep. Jimmy Harris (D-New Orleans)
Rep. Dorothy Sue Hill (D-Beauregard)
Rep. Ted James (D-East Baton Rouge)
Rep. Patrick Jefferson (D-Claiborne)
Rep. Sam Jenkins (D-Bossier)
Rep. Terry Landry (D- Lafayette)
Rep. Walt Leger (D-New Orleans)
Rep. Rodney Lyons (D-Jefferson)
Rep. Denise Marcelle (D-East Baton Rouge)
Rep. Dustin Miller (D-St. Landry)
Rep. Jack Montoucet (D-Lafayette)
Rep. Helena Moreno (D-New Orleans)
Rep. Barbara Norton (D-Caddo)
Rep. Vincent Pierre (D-Lafayette)
Rep. Edward Price (D-Ascension)
Rep. Patricia Smith (D-East Baton Rouge)
Attorney General Jeff Landry worked closely with legislators to outlaw sanctuary cities across the state, despite officials with the city of New Orleans claiming that Mayor Mitch Landrieu has not turned the city into a harbor for illegal immigrants.
The legislation will now go before the full Louisiana State Senate and, if passed, will be sent to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ desk.
It is unclear whether or not the Edwards opposes sanctuary cities.