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Walker doesn’t expect sanctuary cities bill to pass Senate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn’t expect the Wisconsin state Senate will pass a bill banning sanctuary cities, and he’s “just fine with that.”

Walker said Wednesday that his focus is on bills that help improve the state’s economy.

The Assembly last week passed the bill that says local governments can’t prohibit police from inquiring about immigration status of someone charged with a crime or from working with federal immigration authorities.

The measure has drawn strong opposition from the immigrant community in Wisconsin who feel they are being unfairly targeted. About 15,000 people, many of them Latinos, protested against the measure at the Capitol last week.

Supporters say the measure is about protecting people from law breakers.

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