By Preston Huennekens
CIS Immigration Blog, April 13, 2018
Iowa is the latest state to vote on anti-sanctuary legislation. In Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam (D) recently vetoed a bill banning sanctuary policies, despite a campaign pledge that he would sign such legislation.
Critics of the Iowa bill argued that Iowa does not have any sanctuary cities. But, using resources released by ICE, CIS identified 14 jurisdictions in Iowa with active sanctuary policies. Following the passage of Senate File 481 these jurisdictions will have to adjust their policies in order to remain eligible for state funding.