U.S. Representative Todd Rokita announces his candidacy for Senate in a speech at the Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Robert Scheer/IndyStar
Advertisement - continue reading article below.
Republican congressman-elect, Todd Rokita, middle, speaks to a crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind., Tuesday, November 6, 2012.(Photo: Matt Dial / For The Star)Buy Photo
Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita introduced a bill Friday that could imprison and fine public officials $1 million if they obstruct federal immigration authority efforts.
The legislation targets sanctuary cities, which shelter undocumented immigrants or don’t cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Under Rokita’s Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act, violators could face up to five years of prison time