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Cotton Introduces Legislation to Block Sanctuary Cities from Receiving Federal Law Enforcement Grants

July 8, 2015
 
Washington, D.C.Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today issued the following statement after introducing legislation that would make cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration policies, also known as sanctuary cities, ineligible for federal immigration and law enforcement grants:
 
"The senseless murder of a young woman in San Francisco last week tragically illustrates that the politicization of the immigration debate has now swamped even common-sense efforts to protect public safety. It is unacceptable that cities would issue ordinances that explicitly aim to frustrate federal immigration laws that are supposed to keep illegal immigrant felons off the streets.  U.S. taxpayers shouldn't be expected to support such misguided local policies that put their safety in jeopardy. No matter their political affiliation, local officials should support the rule of law and protect the safety of all Americans." 
 
The full text of the amendment can be found here.