Sanctuary Cities Could Take a Federal Funding Hit

Yesterday, Senator Tom Cotton introduced legislation to the Senate which would bar Sanctuary Cities from receiving Federal funds for law enforcement.  Senator Cotton states:

“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.” 

It’s too early yet to tell whether or not Cotton’s legislation will make it through the Senate; nor for how it would be received in the House of Representatives.  The Senator spoke about the issue this morning on the Senate floor.  Watch the short video embedded below to hear his remarks.