Following the passing of “Kate’s Law” earlier, the House passed another illegal immigrant based bill today, this time targeting sanctuary cities.
“No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,” would cut federal grants to states and “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with law enforcement carrying out immigration enforcement activities. The bill was passed with a vote of 228-195 with 3 Democrats voting yes and 7 Republicans voting no.
“The word ‘sanctuary’ calls to mind someplace safe, but too often for families and victims affected by illegal immigrant crime, sanctuary cities are anything but safe,” Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly asserted in the pre-vote press conference.
“It is beyond my comprehension why federal state and local officials … would actively discourage or outright prevent law enforcement agencies from upholding the laws of the United States,” he added.
While gaining support in the Senate for similar legislation will be a tough road, Trump called for Congress to act quickly. Read more at Fox News.