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Gov. McMaster backs bill to deny funding for sanctuary cities

(WPDE)

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is backing a bill that would deny state funding for sanctuary cities.

Right now, there are no sanctuary cities in the state, but the governor says he wants to make sure South Carolina is in compliance with federal regulations.

The bill would require cities prove to the state law enforcement division they are not a sanctuary city by submitting information when they arrest a person accused of committing a crime.

"We are determined to live by the rule of law, if we don't like the law, we change them. If we want the law, we passed them but it is a part of our culture and heritage to stand strong for law enforcement and the law in South Carolina," said McMaster.

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