Earlier this week, Governor Robert Bentley (R-Ala.) issued a strong rebuke of Birmingham’s decision to become a sanctuary city, and said that the state will not support such a venture. In an official statement, Gov. Bentley clarified his support for federal law, and the new immigration policies of President Donald J. Trump.
“President Trump has already taken decisive and necessary action to enforce our nation’s immigration laws,” Governor Bentley said. “Alabama will not support sanctuary cities or institutions that harbor or shelter illegal immigrants, and are in clear violation of the laws of the nation.”