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Alex Vidal

Mar 19, 2019

Senate panel votes to handcuff cities on tenant protections

A Senate panel voted Monday to slam the door on future efforts by cities, towns and counties to enact their own regulations to protect tenants.

Feb 24, 2017

Lawmakers approve bill forcing local authorities to hold a person when asked by immigration officers

HB2121 would make it illegal for any public official to refuse to comply with an “immigration detainer.” That is a formal request by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that a state or local agency keep for up to 48 hours someone not in this country legally, giving time for federal agents to pick them up.