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senate Bill S. 3100

Do Sanctuary Cities That Don't Cooperate With Immigration Officials Need to Lose Federal Funding?

Argument in favor

Sanctuary cities encourage illegal immigration and endanger public safety — they don't deserve federal funding. Plus, mandatory minimums will help deter more illegal immigration.

Tafinzer's Opinion
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04/04/2017
Senator Gillibrand the only way I am grateful that you responded to my opinion on the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act is that you did respond. However your opinion in your response is invalid. It is your job to represent your constituents of whom I am one. Therefore your vote should be a representation of your constituents rather than your own opinion. you're voting record in my opinion is pitiful and nothing more than political party hack nonsense. This act needs to be voted on for its legal and constitutional basis. Continuing to call illegal aliens who commit crimes and are not reported to ICE as undocumented immigrants is nothing more than an abject lie. Your job is only to represent your constituents. Shame on you.
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operaman's Opinion
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06/30/2016
Sanctuary Cities must be stopped in subverting the LAW. Each City, County or State must stop spending taxpayer money on illegal aliens.
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Loraki's Opinion
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06/30/2016
THIS Bill MUST BE PASSED! NO CRIMINAL MUST BE ABLE TO ESCAPE THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS/HER ILLEGAL ACTIONS, AND ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE BY DEFINITION CRIMINALS, WHO HAVE AT THE VERY LEAST BROKEN OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS. MANY, AS DONALD TRUMP SAID, ARE RAPISTS, MURDERERS, AND DRUG TRAFFICKERS. THE PEOPLE WHO HELP THEM ARE NOT UPHOLDING THE RULE OF LAW!
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Argument opposed

It's wrong to force immigration laws on communities that don't support them. This bill threatens to erode community trust in law enforcement as an overreactive response to an unfortunate event.

Alis's Opinion
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07/07/2016
What is the point of a sanctuary that isn't safe? I thought conservatives liked local control of local situations? Now you don't trust local people decide whether or not to use their resources to help immigrants in their communities if it is their choice? Make up you bloody minds! You obviously trust all white Americans to be armed to teeth--no matter what their level of mental health, you foam at the mouth if a school district is asked to accommodate a transgender child, you can't stand for a local public official to be required do his/her job if he/she finds the federal law offensive. And yet, that a local jurisdiction would make a choice to not participate fully in INS enforcement is somehow worthy of your outrage? Go back to your witch hunts for pregnant women & patrolling bathrooms. You are clearly confused about your priorities unless an issue tangentially involves sex. This does not so take a deep breath & decide who you REALLY hate. The scatter shot approach is unconvincing!
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StevenZymanek's Opinion
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07/07/2016
If the police are seen as the bad guys, the trust will diminish between police and the people, which will hurt the community as a whole.
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Brianna's Opinion
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11/10/2016
I am disgusted by what people are saying about "illegals". These "illegals" are human beings. Human beings who have left their homes often out of fear for their safety and the wellbeing of their families. Some of these "illegals" are children. You are dehumanizing millions of people by calling all illegal immigrants rapists and murders. Do you feel safe in your house? In your country? Then you are blessed and should recognize that. It is unbelievable to me how swift people are to defund programs that help others even when it is obvious that our global communities and our national communities are hurting.
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    Senator Gillibrand the only way I am grateful that you responded to my opinion on the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act is that you did respond. However your opinion in your response is invalid. It is your job to represent your constituents of whom I am one. Therefore your vote should be a representation of your constituents rather than your own opinion. you're voting record in my opinion is pitiful and nothing more than political party hack nonsense. This act needs to be voted on for its legal and constitutional basis. Continuing to call illegal aliens who commit crimes and are not reported to ICE as undocumented immigrants is nothing more than an abject lie. Your job is only to represent your constituents. Shame on you.
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    What is the point of a sanctuary that isn't safe? I thought conservatives liked local control of local situations? Now you don't trust local people decide whether or not to use their resources to help immigrants in their communities if it is their choice? Make up you bloody minds! You obviously trust all white Americans to be armed to teeth--no matter what their level of mental health, you foam at the mouth if a school district is asked to accommodate a transgender child, you can't stand for a local public official to be required do his/her job if he/she finds the federal law offensive. And yet, that a local jurisdiction would make a choice to not participate fully in INS enforcement is somehow worthy of your outrage? Go back to your witch hunts for pregnant women & patrolling bathrooms. You are clearly confused about your priorities unless an issue tangentially involves sex. This does not so take a deep breath & decide who you REALLY hate. The scatter shot approach is unconvincing!
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    Sanctuary Cities must be stopped in subverting the LAW. Each City, County or State must stop spending taxpayer money on illegal aliens.
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    THIS Bill MUST BE PASSED! NO CRIMINAL MUST BE ABLE TO ESCAPE THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS/HER ILLEGAL ACTIONS, AND ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE BY DEFINITION CRIMINALS, WHO HAVE AT THE VERY LEAST BROKEN OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS. MANY, AS DONALD TRUMP SAID, ARE RAPISTS, MURDERERS, AND DRUG TRAFFICKERS. THE PEOPLE WHO HELP THEM ARE NOT UPHOLDING THE RULE OF LAW!
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    Don't just stop with federal funding but impeach the representatives of these states. They are not working for the constitution, they work against individual right. They are working for the UN. California is an example of how the communist, NWO, has highjack and continues to infiltrate our country with non vetted refugees. Through the Wilson Fish act every state is prey, endangered to losing its sovereignty. Tennessee is the first to start legal proceedings and hopefully the other states that opted out of the refugee resettlement will join the suit. Raising awareness of what is really going on,a fight against the takeover globalism. Communism needs to be dealt with and traitors need to be exposed for the treason they are perpetrating against individual rights, against the Constitution of The United States of America.
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    One of the many arguments being used here is that it's the city's decision to become a sanctuary city, which is completely true. Any city can decide to be in defiance of federal law whenever it wants, they just won't be funded by those who put the laws in place to break them. Federal funding isn't a city's "right", it's the reward for upholding federal regulations and laws, and should be thus used for the purpose of doing such, instead of drastically and illegally opposing the federal laws that give them those very funds. This isn't true only for this situation either, federal funding should be cut from any state or city that defies federal laws of any kind. If you want something to become legal, make it legal before doing it through due process, otherwise the system will punish you for it.
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    Immigration officials are manipulated due to the contingency of their actions to abolish the increases of the illegal migration of immigrants exploiting our insecure both southern and northern borders as well. It would be a major disgrace if state local governments were hindering the ability for these individuals to not preform their necessary duties to achieve their task pertaining to their occupation. Illegal immigration is becoming more evident as more time elapsed that we do indeed have A MAJOR PROBLEM THAT MUST BE ALLEVIATED NOT ONLY TO COMBAT ILLEGAL ALIENS BUT RADICAL JIHADIST THAT ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY WAYS TO DEMONIZE OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AS WELL. If states refuse to not cooperate with the rule of law then there most certainly deserves to be a temporary consequence until our state governments have found common ground with our border security. ITS SIMPLE MATH! This proposal is urgent to pass because it's a implementation to ensure that we have cooperation with all state governments scattered throughout the United States to combat radical terrorist exploiting our borders and the escalation of illegal immigration! Although, when spectating house legislation I notice a Particular side of the aisle that seems to not typically respect the rule of law, not ensure our national security, and not take state action to combat radical jihadist and illegal aliens from exploiting our borders. This would exemplify incompetence on the behalf of the aisle that encourages harsh amnesty for violations of our federal law. The other side of the aisle has to comprehend the urgency in this scenario because their hesitation to ensure our national security for the sake of the American people is beginning to guide state governments to conduct the same disgraceful mindset as well. Thank you for your time.
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    If you provided refuge for a fugitive, you would be a criminal yourself. Cities should be penalized for doing the same.
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    Are we not a nation of laws? Do only conservatives believe in the rule of law? Do we demand that our government follow laws that they expect we the people follow? If people don't follow laws there are consequences, the same should be true to Cities that do the same, since they don't follow the law the should have a consequence and lose funding.
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    We are a country of laws
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    Sanctuary cities are dangerous locations and need to be stopped.
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    Like them or not, people need to obey the laws. If you break the law, you are punished. This is what makes us "civilized." We need to realize the importance of self-discipline and respect for the laws, even if we disagree with them.
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    Illegal immigration has to be stopped.
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    The elected and appointed government officials who turn a blind eye to illegal immigration, and do not support the laws of our country, should be recalled from their positions and prosecuted.
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    Too much taxpayers' money is in the hands of the federal government. No city or state should need to seek funds from D.C. However, that being the case now, stop cities from hiding invaders to this country.
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    Hell yes they should all they are doing is harboring criminals that like to kill people because it's fun and steal their money so they don't have to work like the last one was deported five times and yet he killed a lady for no reason but liberals don't give a crap about that
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    I assume this is illegal and therefore cities should have some consequences. Arrest city council or mayor? Fine the city? Withhold federal funds ????
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    Yes, they should be held accountable! They can only hold out for awhile, till they come to there senses. Those states that have those sanctuary cities I will not visit, like California. They are not safe. Hurt them in the pocketbook, they will come around. Lock up those that don't want to comply with the Presidents orders, period, no excuse!
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    If the police are seen as the bad guys, the trust will diminish between police and the people, which will hurt the community as a whole.
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    Other than Clinton, the law is the law
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