Earlier this month, Josh Mandel backed a proposed ban on sanctuary cities in Ohio. This dangerous bill would also hold municipal and city officials criminally and civilly liable for crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.
"Ginther spokeswoman Robin Davis said the mayor "will continue to uphold the rule of law and protect all Columbus residents. Nothing in his executive order is in violation of federal law. Just as it is not the role of immigration officials to investigate a theft in Columbus, federal courts have ruled that local police do not have authority to make their own immigration arrests.
Unlike Treasurer Josh Mandel, Mayor Ginther will not use fear as a reason for discrimination and will not pick and choose who he protects based on religion or national origin."
"Regardless of one's views on immigration, it is reprehensible and unconstitutional to use Ohio criminal law in an attempt to shut down differing opinions on this issue," Davis said.
Below is a statement from Chairman Sexton regarding the Republicans's absurd proposition.
"We don't need Josh Mandel --a Donald Trump want-to-be -- threatening other elected officials with jail time because they disagree with him on immigration policy. It's disgraceful and a clear threat to our democracy."
"We stand with our elected officials and their common sense policies that protect all Columbus residents, upholds the rule of law, and embodies the values that define our country"
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