ATLANTA, GA — Attorney General Chris Carr recently joined a multistate coalition in supporting the right of individual states to prohibit sanctuary cities within their borders.

“We joined this multistate coalition because we believe sanctuary jurisdictions — cities and localities that prohibit or otherwise obstruct cooperation between federal and local officials on immigration enforcement — defy the rule of law and deprive law enforcement of the tools necessary for effective civil and criminal enforcement,” said Attorney General Chris Carr.

This week’s amicus brief supports the stay of an injunction blocking a Texas law that requires local entities and officials not to interfere with federal immigration enforcement.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry filed this week’s brief with Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

A copy of the brief is available at