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Trump Vs. Sanctuary Cities: Congress Ready to Help

Cities across the country are lining up for a standoff with President Donald Trump over the issue of sanctuary city policies. Republican representatives in Congress are also lining up to put more teeth in existing law that already requires 100 percent cooperation with immigration authorities by local and state law enforcement agencies.

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GOP Rep. On Sanctuary Cities: ‘Enough Is Enough’

Barletta’s bill, the Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act, would strip federal funding for a minimum of one year to any state or locality that has laws or policies in place obstructing the enforcement of federal immigration law. The jurisdiction would only regain their federal funding once the attorney general verifies full compliance.

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GOP Rep.: ‘Sanctuary cities’ Are ‘Havens For Everyone But Law-Abiding Citizens’

“My heart breaks for the family and friends of Kate Steinle, as they have seen a promising young life ended too soon, and the suspect is a criminal who should never have been in this country in the first place” Barletta said in a statement Monday. “That her accused killer is a seven-time felon, was deported five times, and was prevented from being deported a sixth by San Francisco policies, is as maddening as it is inexplicable.”

GOP Rep: Court's 'Unconstitutional' Executive Amnesty Ruling 'Encouraging'

GOP Rep: Court's 'Unconstitutional' Executive Amnesty Ruling 'Encouraging'

A Pennsylvania district court’s ruling that President Obama’s actions are “unconstitutional” is a positive development and likely the first of many court rebukes, according to Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA).   “Though this is the first of presumably many court rulings

Obama Admin: Illegals from Central America 'Not Dangerous'

Obama Admin: Illegals from Central America 'Not Dangerous'

The Obama administration claimed Sunday that illegal immigrants flooding across the border from Central America are not dangerous, despite numerous reports of gangsters and criminals being apprehended at the border. On ABC’s This Week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil

Obamacare Threatens Volunteer Firefighter Groups

Obamacare Threatens Volunteer Firefighter Groups

The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance mandate requires any employer with more than 50 employees to offer health insurance to its workers. While the negative impact on small businesses is well known, a more sinister side effect of the implemented

No Law Enforcement Figures Speak at Immigration Bill Press Conference

No Law Enforcement Figures Speak at Immigration Bill Press Conference

No law enforcement officials or representatives spoke to endorse the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill on Thursday at the group’s Capitol Hill press conference announcing it. Instead, at the “Gang of Eight” press conference, as USA Today reported they would