Board's draft sides with Cagle over Decatur's sanctuary city policy

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Georgia's Immigration Review Board has sided with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle against the city of Decatur.

Cagle said the board's initial findings released on Saturday to state officials confirm his belief that Decatur's sanctuary city policies violate state law.

Cagle filed a complaint against Decatur's policy last year, claiming the city breaks state law by threatening to fire officers who cooperate with federal authorities such as ICE.

The IERB report agreed with Cagle's assertion that Decatur's policy prohibits or restricts "a Decatur police officer from cooperating and communicating immigration status to federal law enforcement."

Still, Cagle's battle with Decatur over the police isn't over.

The board will vote on the findings at its next meeting.