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The Hill reports “House votes to punish sanctuary cities. House Republicans passed legislation on Thursday that would deny federal funds to sanctuary cities.
The bill, passed 241-179, would withhold certain federal law enforcement grants to cities that have policies designed to shelter illegal immigrants from deportation.
Sanctuary cities have come under heavy scrutiny in the wake of Kathryn Steinle’s death on July 1 in San Francisco. Authorities charge that the killing was carried out by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant with a history of felony convictions who had been deported five times.
Critics of the sanctuary laws say such policies encourage people to immigrate to the U.S. illegally at the expense of citizens.
“A refuge for whom? A sanctuary for whom?” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) asked. “A sanctuary for Kate Steinle? Or a refuge for a convicted felon with a 25-year-long criminal history?”’ Read more HERE.