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Lucy Barnable

House passes bill to curb funding for 'sanctuary cities'

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 Lucy Barnable    2,659

Lawmakers voted Thursday to cut funding for cities and towns that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws as they debated how to respond to the fatal shooting of a young woman in San Francisco in which the suspect had been deported to Mexico five times.

A bill that passed the House on a largely party-line vote, 241-179, attempts to bring in line so-called sanctuary cities, which offer safe havens to people in the country illegally by barring municipal employees from asking about their immigration status, and other places that refuse to comply with federal requests to detain people who are in the U.S. illegally.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) called passage of the bill “a start to the conversation on immigration."
The Republican-led House passed the legislation, which Democrats called the “Donald Trump Act,” a reference to the billionaire’s divisive campaign-trail rhetoric on immigration. Most Republicans supported the bill and most Democrats opposed, with just a handful of lawmakers from both parties crossing sides. The outcome in the Senate is less certain. The White House said Thursday that President Obama would veto the bill because it falls short of “comprehensive reform.” Some Democrats worry that cuts to law enforcement funding would jeopardize safety.


Obama will probably veto it but it's a good start. I'm glad we are at least talking about it openly.
The majority of Americans strongly oppose amnesty and sanctuary for these criminal invaders.

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