Sen. Tom Cotton Introduces Legislation Against Sanctuary Cities
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has introduced an amendment that would prohibit “sanctuary cities” from receiving federal law enforcement grants. A “sanctuary city” (or state) is a locality that has passed an ordinance that prohibits employees from cooperating with immigration officials.
Cotton’s official statement referenced the murder of Kate Steinle–a 32-year-old woman who was killed by Francisco Sanchez, a seven-time convicted felon who was tabbed to be deported from the United States for a sixth time. San Francisco officials ignored an ICE detainer order on Sanchez and instead released him from custody after drug charges against him were dropped. Sanchez stated that he chose to live in San Francisco due to the city’s 1989 “sanctuary city” ordinance that would shield him from deportation. (Townhall)
Cotton spoke about the new legislation with Fox News host Sean Hannity: