As we noted yesterday, the immigration legislation that passed the Senate this week creates an unfunded mandate and a new private cause of action against local governments. While this might make Mississippi's lawyers happy, it's drawn the ire of the Mississippi Municipal League. It turns out that the MML isn't alone in opposing this bill.
Despite the bill's title, law enforcement is actually against this legislation. The associations for both the sheriffs and the police chiefs have voiced their strong disagreement, and urged the Senate to pass the Baria Amendment, which would have removed the civil liability language. That amendment failed which has to make you wonder: is this bill really about supporting law enforcement...or supporting lawyers?
Thanks to the Internet, you can see who voted against law enforcement by clicking here.