A cynical law

Wasting time from solving important problems, the Iowa House on Tuesday concurred with the Senate and approved on a 55-45 vote a bill that would deny state funding to any jurisdiction that refuses to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. They call such places “sanctuary cities.” There are no sanctuary cities in Iowa. There is no provocation. There is no problem to solve. The bill was unnecessary, and the Iowa Supreme Court might find it unconstitutional. It will have no practical effect other than to instill fear in people of color, especially Latinos. Which is the entire point of the legislation.

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Art Cullen