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Republican-Controlled Senate: Safety Policy and Steven Holt

republican-controlled senate: Critics say it would essentially allow racial profiling, but Republican lawmakers frame the measure as a public safety policy, according to Metro News. Republican Rep. It comes as President Donald Trump ramps up calls for more stringent immigration enforcement. Steven Holt of Denison, a western Iowa community with a growing Latino population, said the bill focuses on immigrants living in the U.S. without legal permission who are suspected of crimes. The legislation was being debated in the Republican-controlled Senate late Wednesday. This legislation is about the rule of law, and the safety of all people, citizens and immigrants alike, Holt said shortly before the Iowa House approved the bill Tuesday on a 55-45 vote, with one Democrat voting for it and five Republicans against it. ( As reported in the news.