Ga. Outlaws Sanctuary Cities

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ATLANTA (AP) Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed a bill that outlaws
sanctuary cities _ where officials are prohibited from reporting
illegal immigrants.

Supporters of the new law say that while there are no sanctuary
cities in Georgia, there are some 60 across the country. They say
the law is a pre-emptive strike to make sure none crop up in the

It would withhold state funding from any local government that
adopts a sanctuary policy.

Critics have called the measure a solution for a problem that
doesn't exist and said it sends an increasingly hostile message to
the international community.

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