|Above, Los Angeles can lose up to $500 million in funding. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Cities and other municipalities who are so-called "sanctuary cities" will be feeling the funding pinch under a new law that has been reintroduced in Congress.
Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) reintroduced legislation Wednesday that would strip funding from so-called sanctuary jurisdictions, which refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials.
“Across this country, more than 300 sanctuary cities are thumbing their nose at Congress, flouting our laws, and endangering the lives of their citizens — all while relying on federal funding from American taxpayers,” Black said in an official statement.
“Why on earth would we continue to pay cities for neglecting their most basic duties?”
The “Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act” was cosponsored by 59 other members of the House of Representatives and would cut off a number of federal revenue streams to localities that persist in protecting illegal aliens from the law.Los Angeles can lose up to $500 million in federal funding under this act if passed.
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