Illegal immigrants would be denied bail under a new bill.
It would instruct magistrates to have a presumption that no illegal immigrant charged with a sex offense, violent felony or driving violation, among other things, could be released with a reasonable presumption that they would return to court.
Sarah Preston, legislative director for the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said that it was overly broad and would cost too much money.
Burr said the bill was supposed to be broad.
"This is just a way to make sure these folks are being held and not put back on the streets," he said. (Burlington Times-News)