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Bill Would Strip Federal Funds From Sanctuary Cities

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Congressman Ralph Abraham has cosponsored a bill to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, which do not comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests.

HR 2988, the Protecting American Lives Act, proposes to cut off federal grants to local jurisdictions that refuse to comply with immigration enforcement. It also provides protections for law enforcement officers in those jurisdictions by granting them immunity from lawsuits filed by detained illegal immigrants and by making it illegal for them to be fired or discriminated against if they cooperate with ICE.

The bill has been assigned to the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Education and Labor.