Bill introduced to cut funding to sanctuary cities

Posted on May 4, 2011

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Not that I think this would get past the Democrat-controlled Senate or President Obama’s veto pen, but at least it clarifies which party seems to condone a sort of pseudo amnesty by the establishing of sanctuary cities:

A bill unveiled today by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Penn.) would slash federal funding for cities whose local law enforcement don’t enforce immigration laws.

The legislation, the “Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act,” would crack down on more than a hundred American cities, Barletta said during a press conference today.

“Local officials who choose not to enforce immigration laws are aiding illegal immigrants,” Barletta said. “My bill makes sure that sanctuary cities no longer get federal money as long as federal officials ignore federal law.”

The approach is in stark contrast to recent White House efforts to get Congress to take up comprehensive reform.