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house Bill H.R. 5825

Do the Feds Need to Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities and States?

Argument in favor

State and local governments need to give the feds information about unauthorized immigrants they apprehend to enhance the public safety. If they don’t want to comply, they shouldn’t get federal law enforcement grants.

Francis p.'s Opinion
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10/01/2016
Illegals are by definition braking our laws, therefore criminals, harboring a criminal is a crime, in my humble opinion that makes sanctuary cities a criminal enterprise and the people responsible should face criminal prosecution..
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Loraki's Opinion
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10/01/2016
Sanctuary cities should not get one DIME of federal money! They are defying our immigration laws and harboring criminals and probably terrorists, too! This has GOT to STOP! How many people have to lose their life or the life of a loved one at the hand of an illegal alien?! And this situation is a slap in the face of every single immigrant who has ever spent a lot of money, time, and effort to enter our country LEGALLY! Liberals have a VERY perverted sense of JUSTICE, when they support thugs and hate groups like BLM and give aid and comfort to people who spit on our laws and attack, kidnap, and murder American citizens! “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” ‭‭(Romans‬ ‭6:16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) "...the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine....” (‭‭I Timothy‬ ‭1:9-10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
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Scott's Opinion
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10/01/2016
Cut all fed dollars to the city and state. Arrest the local politicians for obstruction of justice.
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Argument opposed

It's wrong for the federal government to force immigration laws on communities that don't support them. This bill threatens to erode community trust in law enforcement over an issue that won’t significantly improve public safety.

Katherine's Opinion
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10/01/2016
You know what would end illegal immigration? A simple and viable path to citizenship for immigrants. Sanctuary cities don't harbor illegal immigrants. These so-called "rapists and murderers" you talk about so frequently actually want to be citizens, they want an American life, and they want to be safe. They don't come here to cause trouble, they come here to stay AWAY from trouble.
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Cody's Opinion
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10/01/2016
Republicans can't decide if they want the fed in or out of their business.
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Curt's Opinion
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10/02/2016
No this would violate the 10th amendment. Illegal immigration is a very easy fix. Step 1 end the welfare state, there should be no incentive to come to this contry other than freedom. Step 2 end the war on drugs and we will not have mules coming I'm like we currently do its not a complex problem and we need to stop acting like it is and man up. Stop subsidizing people to come here illegally and they won't
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What is House Bill H.R. 5825?

This bill would require state and local governments to share information with the federal government about unauthorized immigrants they apprehend or risk losing law enforcement for at least one year.

Each year, the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) would create a list of state and local governments that has “sanctuary” policies in effect that prohibit law enforcement from giving federal agencies information about unauthorized immigrants they apprehend.

Impact

People who live in sanctuary jurisdictions, law enforcement agencies currently receiving federal funds in those states and localities, the Dept. of Justice, and the Dept. of Homeland Security.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 5825

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) introduced this bill along with another piece of legislation to deter illegal immigration. He emphasized the problem posed by sanctuary cities in his introductory press release:

“Officials in sanctuary cities are prohibited from inquiring, acting on, or reporting an individual’s immigration status—even when there is a reasonable suspicion that an individual is in the country illegally. In cities across the country, local jurisdictions have even gone so far as to shield illegal aliens by adopting policies that restrict state and local police from cooperating with federal authorities.”

This legislation has the support of one cosponsor in the House, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).


Of Note: Sanctuary cities in particular have long been controversial and grew in popularity during the 2000s — reaching a total of more than 200 cities or states with variations of the policy. They re-emerged in the news cycle in July 2015 in San Francisco after Kate Steinle's  murder. San Francisco has been a sanctuary city since 1989, when an ordinance preventing local authorities from assisting federal immigration enforcement was passed. Learn more about the incident, the politics of the situation, and how immigration cases have been handled in San Francisco here.

The federal government has also expressed frustration with the sanctuary cities, as ICE officials are put in greater danger by having to apprehend the undocumented immigrants at their home than if they had been able to pick them up at the jail. Recently the agency has begun tracking the number of “detainer” requests they have sent to local authorities about immigrants they’ve arrest which are subsequently refused, and the subject of the request allowed to go free.

However, the Director of ICE has expressed skepticism that forcing sanctuary cities or states to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement would be helpful, calling it a “highly counterproductive step” that would “lead to more resistance and less cooperation.”


Media:

Summary by Eric Revell
(Photo Credit: Immigration and Customs Enforcement / Creative Commons)

AKA

Illegal Alien Capture Notification Act

Official Title

To amend section 642 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 with respect to communication between law enforcement agencies and the Secretary of Homeland Security about the immigration status of individuals.

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      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedJuly 14th, 2016
    Illegals are by definition braking our laws, therefore criminals, harboring a criminal is a crime, in my humble opinion that makes sanctuary cities a criminal enterprise and the people responsible should face criminal prosecution..
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    You know what would end illegal immigration? A simple and viable path to citizenship for immigrants. Sanctuary cities don't harbor illegal immigrants. These so-called "rapists and murderers" you talk about so frequently actually want to be citizens, they want an American life, and they want to be safe. They don't come here to cause trouble, they come here to stay AWAY from trouble.
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    Republicans can't decide if they want the fed in or out of their business.
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    Sanctuary cities should not get one DIME of federal money! They are defying our immigration laws and harboring criminals and probably terrorists, too! This has GOT to STOP! How many people have to lose their life or the life of a loved one at the hand of an illegal alien?! And this situation is a slap in the face of every single immigrant who has ever spent a lot of money, time, and effort to enter our country LEGALLY! Liberals have a VERY perverted sense of JUSTICE, when they support thugs and hate groups like BLM and give aid and comfort to people who spit on our laws and attack, kidnap, and murder American citizens! “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” ‭‭(Romans‬ ‭6:16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) "...the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine....” (‭‭I Timothy‬ ‭1:9-10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
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    Cut all fed dollars to the city and state. Arrest the local politicians for obstruction of justice.
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    Cities violating the law should not get federal funding
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    Stop rewarding illegal activities! Sanctuary Cities are a slap in the face to citizens of the US and those who came here legally!
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    We must stop incentivizing the illegal immigration that is occurring. Obama is working with the Globalist UN NWO to eliminate borders and destroy that which makes America a shining beacon; Our LIBERTIES. The Elites want to destroy prosperity so they become the untouchable rulers over a NEO-FEUDAL world. TECHNOCRATIC TOTALITARIAN RULE. These waves of violent Jihadis and diseased desperate migrants are their armies to accomplish the chaos that the UN GLOBALISTS will then "Save Us" from. Study AGENDA 21 / AGENDA 2030. Read 1984. Read THE TECHNOTRONIC ERA. Follow ALEX JONES. He has been proven by current events to understand the real situation we face; the one Corrupt Media hides from us. We must throw out the criminals who have hijacked our government and elect PATRIOTS. SANCTUARY CITIES ARE ILLEGAL.
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    Sanctuary cities notoriously give away more than have, draining funds that in the end have to be supplemented by the fed meaning us! You cannot give away what you do not have. A budget has a purpose and needs to be followed.
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    Yes, a more defined path to citizenship I agree with, however we don't have that in place right now. The Obama administration had 8 years to try and get a bill through but that didn't happen. This still isn't reason to disregard the fact that an ILLEGAL immigrant is illegally staying here, breaking US law, making them a criminal.
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    Sanctuary cities should not get one DIME of federal money! They are defying our immigration laws and harboring criminals and probably terrorists, too! This has GOT to STOP! How many people have to lose their life or the life of a loved one at the hand of an illegal alien?! And this situation is a slap in the face of every single immigrant who has ever spent a lot of money, time, and effort to enter our country LEGALLY! Liberals have a VERY perverted sense of JUSTICE, when they support thugs and hate groups like BLM and give aid and comfort to people who spit on our laws and attack, kidnap, and murder American citizens! “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” ‭‭(Romans‬ ‭6:16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) "...the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine....” (‭‭I Timothy‬ ‭1:9-10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
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    No this would violate the 10th amendment. Illegal immigration is a very easy fix. Step 1 end the welfare state, there should be no incentive to come to this contry other than freedom. Step 2 end the war on drugs and we will not have mules coming I'm like we currently do its not a complex problem and we need to stop acting like it is and man up. Stop subsidizing people to come here illegally and they won't
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    They shouldn't be a thing. Shut them all down and get them out
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    Organized unlawfulness is all it is. People should go to jail for willfully bringing the law. Also, how are Bill and Hillary not in prison?
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    If you end up here from another country, thats a privilege and it takes a lot of luck. Lets make sure that those that deserve a new life here get that opportunity first.
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    Congress needs to use their power of the purse to once again regain control over immigration, which they have clearly lost. Sanctuary Cities are a disgrace & represent a danger to those living in them.
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    There should be no protection for illegal aliens. There should be no protection for those who harbor criminals, including but not limited to illegal aliens.
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    Constitutionally, it's the federal government's role to create and enforce rules for naturalization (citizenship). We need to fix our broken immigration system to increase opportunity for all. But abetting illegal immigration is not the solution.
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    Enough of illegal - proper citizenship!!
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    I don't care who you are. If you're in America, you should be subject to our laws. You commit a crime you should be held accountable. Sanctuary Cities are disgraceful and politically motivated.
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