Governor McAuliffe vetoes bill to detain undocumented people longer than necessary

Richmond, Va. (WRIC) — Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would force authorities in Virginia to detain people longer than necessary if they were suspected of violating immigariton laws.

McAuliffe put a stop to House Bill 1468 Friday.

In a statement, the governor said the bill was unnecessary and that it could cause confusion with local sheriffs and administrators at jails.

McAuliffe also called the bill anti-immigrant.

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