South Carolina wants to keep sanctuary cities out of the state

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says he wants to keep sanctuary cities out of the Palmetto State.

The governor announced legislation Thursday that would cut state funding for sanctuary cities, a move that has some residents on edge.

Monica Ruvalcaba is a mother of three and a business owner in Rock Hill. She came to the United States from Mexico with her parents when she was 2-years-old. Ruvalcaba is protected under DACA, but if the program should go away her safety net would be gone.

"I've been here since I was two, I don't know anything outside the U.S.," she told FOX 46. "We pay taxes as a business company, we pay taxes because we work. I don't know what else we can do for the governor to start paying attention."

The bill would also require each city to go through a certification process each year to make sure it's following and enforcing the law.

"When they man an arrest, when they have someone in custody and charged with a criminal offense, they must make reasonable efforts to determine if that person is an illegal alien. That information is to be provided to the federal authorities," Gov. McMaster said during a press conference Thursday.

The mother of three and business owner of 13 years has one thing to say to the governor.

"Just consider families and our pain."