Republican Senators have come up with a great bill, that will make it so Sanctuary Cities are responsible for the actions of the illegals they are harboring. It makes sense, if a city is willing to harbor them, then they should pay for the crimes they commit.
Co-Sponsor Senator Lindsey Graham commented about the bill.
“Graham noted that these requests jeopardize public safety by letting dangerous criminal illegal aliens back on the street instead of being deported.
“A good piece of legislation that is long overdue,” said Senator Graham, who serves as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “There must be consequences for governments and entities that gamble with public safety, refuse to work with federal officials, and refuse to deal with felons here illegally. This legislation empowers individuals who are the victims of these entities and governments’ poor decisions.”
The legislation creates a private right of civil action for the victims of sanctuary jurisdictions, allowing them to bring an action for compensatory damages against the sanctuary jurisdiction as a result of a violent crime committed by an illegal immigrant. Any sanctuary city or jurisdiction that refuses to waive its immunity as is relates to sanctuary-related civil action would be subject to the withholding of certain Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.”
“The legislation requires any state or political subdivision of a state to waive immunity as it relates to sanctuary-related civil action as a condition of receiving Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG) and certain Economic Development Administration grants. The failure to waive immunity on sanctuary-related civil action will result in the withholding of grants for public works, grants related to planning administrative expenses, and grants for training, research, and technical assistance.”
This is great. Now Sanctuary Cities will be forced to face the consequences of their actions. It may even force some to reconsider being a haven for illegals.