90 Miles From Tyranny : ‘Control the Purse Strings': Opponents Plot to Stop Sanctuary Cities

Friday, July 17, 2015

‘Control the Purse Strings': Opponents Plot to Stop Sanctuary Cities

Does the murder of Kate Steinle spell the end of sanctuary cities in the United States?

Lou Barletta hopes so.

Barletta, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, said Wednesday at a National Press Club event in Washington, D.C., that Congress has the power to end sanctuary cities.

“We control the money, and if we really want to stop sanctuary cities, the law has to be tough, and it has to be meaningful,” Barletta said. “What does it take until we finally stand up and protect the American people?”

Steinle, 32, was shot to death recently in San Francisco. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times and was in the country because of the city’s sanctuary policy, is being held in the killing.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had detained Lopez-Sanchez earlier this year, but he was handed over to the city of San Francisco on drug charges. The city then released him without notifying the federal agency because of its sanctuary policy.

To address this, Barletta has introduced the...
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1 comment:

  1. The sanctuary city thing is last decade's problem. The way the Obama administration operates, the entire lower 48 is a "sanctuary city". If the handfull of US Cities comply completely, it does nothing to force ICE to actually deport anyone. If they get deported, it does nothing to keep them from coming back.


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