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Blunt Cosponsors Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act

May 24, 2019

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) cosponsored the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, legislation to deny certain federal funding to cities, counties, and states that adopt so-called “sanctuary city” policies.

“Sanctuary cities operate outside the law, picking and choosing which federal immigration laws they enforce,” said Blunt. “This bill will hold sanctuary cities accountable and protect communities that uphold federal law. As the severity of the crisis on the border increases, it’s critical that we enforce federal immigration laws that help keep families safe.”

The legislation, in addition to withholding certain non-law enforcement federal grant funds from sanctuary cities, would also provide more liability protections for law enforcement officers and jurisdictions that cooperate with federal requests for criminal alien detention assistance.

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, National Association of Police Organizations, and the International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO have endorsed the legislation.

The legislation was introduced by U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (Pa.), John Kennedy (La.), and Tom Cotton (Ark.). Blunt cosponsored identical legislation in the 115th Congress.   

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