Despite concerns that it would lead to racial profiling, the Minnesota State House approved a bill preventing cities from restricting their employees from sharing immigration data with federal authorities.
Supporters say the bill will help crack down on illegal immigration. Opponents said the bill takes away local control.
House Minority leader Paul Thissen (DFL) labeled the bill a time waster since a Senate version is not even close to passing. Minnesota’s Democratic Governor Mark Dayton would likely veto such legislation.