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Republicans in Congress Are Going After Sanctuary Cities

Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that would pressure sanctuary cities to follow federal immigration law by restricting federal funds and grants for those who don’t comply.

The Washington Examiner reports: 

The bill would withhold federal grants, among them “SCAAP grants,” “cops grants” and “community development block grants” to cities that don’t follow the law. The bill charges the secretary of Homeland Security with administrating its mandates.

The bill also increases the penalty for illegal re-entry into the United States following deportation, in a move that seems directly correlated with the emerging “Kate’s Law” movement that has sprung up following the murder of Kate Steinle in San Franciso, allegedly by an illegal immigrant who had been deported several times.

The bill sets a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison for any illegal alien who re-enters the United States following deportation.

Stopping funds for cities who refuse to comply with federal law is the very least that Congress can do to enforce our immigration laws. We will never have a functioning immigration system until people have reason to actually believe there are consequences for breaking the laws of the land.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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