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senate Bill S. 2146

Cutting Federal Funding to Sanctuary Cities

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.

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10/21/2015
"We have to end this sanctuary cities crap.” [washington.cbslocal.com]
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BTSundra's Opinion
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10/21/2015
As they do not comply with federal law, they should not receive federal funding. You can't have the best of both worlds.
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Ralph's Opinion
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10/21/2015
Of course they should lose all federal funding. The people saying no need to have explained to them what the rule of law means. You don't get to follow whatever laws you agree with. And please stop using the word immigrant to describe these people without the illegal part attached. No one has a problem with legal immigrants. They followed the rules to get here, they pay taxes and for the most part follow the law. People have a problem with immigrants who start out their "journey to freedom " by committing a crime and then draining resources from tax paying citizens while most of them refuse to pay taxes. In addition when they realize that they have not come to the land of milk and honey where everything is just going to be wonderful for them they inevitably turn to drugs and crime. Not all of them of course but a significantly higher amount than the general public. Legal immigration is what helped make this country great and illegal immigration is helping to destroy it. We are circling the bowl here because we are giving away the store without any way to restock the shelves. Obama keeps claiming that he is cutting the deficit and liberal fools believe him. The facts are that when he took office the deficit was just about 9 trillion and it is now approaching 19 trillion. We simply can't afford to have this out of control spending. A good first step is to stop funding cities and states that continue to refuse to comply with the 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.

BernieSanders's Opinion
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10/21/2015
"Time to bring our neighbors out of the shadows." [cnn.com]
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CPMonroe's Opinion
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10/21/2015
Unless the city/county has seceded from the United States, they're eligible for federal funds & support. And, as the war on drugs has proved, mandatory minimums lead to a nation of freedom-loving prisoners.
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AndrewGVN's Opinion
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10/21/2015
Not all immigrants are mafia gangster members that sell drugs, these cities/people aren't hurting anyone, and not giving them (the cities) funding would be stupid, as it would negatively effect the economy as a whole.
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    IntroducedOctober 6th, 2015

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Title

Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act

Official Title

A bill to hold sanctuary jurisdictions accountable for defying Federal law, to increase penalties for individuals who illegally reenter the United States after being removed, and to provide liability protection for State and local law enforcement who cooperate with Federal law enforcement and for other purposes.

Summary

Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act This bill prohibits a sanctuary jurisdiction from receiving grants under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, the Community Oriented Policing Services Program, and the Community Development Block Grant Program. A sanctuary jurisdiction is a state or political subdivision that has a policy or practice in effect that: (1) prohibits or restricts information sharing about an individual's immigration status, or (2) prohibits compliance with a lawfully issued detainer request or notification of release request. The Department of Justice (DOJ) must terminate grant funding 30 days after DOJ and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) determine, notify, and publish the states and political subdivisions that are sanctuary jurisdictions. A state or political subdivision that complies with a detainer is deemed to be an agent of DHS. The bill authorizes such agent to take actions to comply with the detainer. It also limits the liability of such agent if the actions taken complied with the detainer. The bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase from two years to five years the maximum prison term for an alien who reenters after being denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed. It establishes a 10-year maximum prison term for an alien who reenters after being denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed on 3 or more prior occasions. It establishes a five-year mandatory minimum prison term for an alien who reenters after being removed following a conviction for an aggravated felony or following two or more prior convictions for illegal reentry. 
    "We have to end this sanctuary cities crap.” [washington.cbslocal.com]
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    "Time to bring our neighbors out of the shadows." [cnn.com]
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    Unless the city/county has seceded from the United States, they're eligible for federal funds & support. And, as the war on drugs has proved, mandatory minimums lead to a nation of freedom-loving prisoners.
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    Not all immigrants are mafia gangster members that sell drugs, these cities/people aren't hurting anyone, and not giving them (the cities) funding would be stupid, as it would negatively effect the economy as a whole.
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    As they do not comply with federal law, they should not receive federal funding. You can't have the best of both worlds.
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    Of course they should lose all federal funding. The people saying no need to have explained to them what the rule of law means. You don't get to follow whatever laws you agree with. And please stop using the word immigrant to describe these people without the illegal part attached. No one has a problem with legal immigrants. They followed the rules to get here, they pay taxes and for the most part follow the law. People have a problem with immigrants who start out their "journey to freedom " by committing a crime and then draining resources from tax paying citizens while most of them refuse to pay taxes. In addition when they realize that they have not come to the land of milk and honey where everything is just going to be wonderful for them they inevitably turn to drugs and crime. Not all of them of course but a significantly higher amount than the general public. Legal immigration is what helped make this country great and illegal immigration is helping to destroy it. We are circling the bowl here because we are giving away the store without any way to restock the shelves. Obama keeps claiming that he is cutting the deficit and liberal fools believe him. The facts are that when he took office the deficit was just about 9 trillion and it is now approaching 19 trillion. We simply can't afford to have this out of control spending. A good first step is to stop funding cities and states that continue to refuse to comply with the law.
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    "My end goal is to get 11 million people out of the shadow economy and shadow society and in the light of full participation" [twitter.com]
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    A YEA vote is an endorsement of xenophobia. Sanctuary cities have not been shown to be more dangerous statistically! JUST STOP IT! Immigrants are not the enemy, all evidence points to the U.S. congress being the enemy.
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    Sanctuary cities are by definition in opposition to the rule of law and therefore the foundation of a civilized society: if you can't get the laws you want, ignore the laws and do what you want.
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    Just as the states legal marijuana laws, it's illegal under federal law. States do not have legal authority to impose laws or dismiss federal laws. They should be held accountable.
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    If it's not vaginas or social security, it's immigration. Hey, let's do something about the 80K homeless kids first.
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    A good bill. IF they do not follow the law then any Federal money should be withheld or even given to another local that abides by the law.
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    Since cities already subsidize the rural areas that have an issue with immigrants, and Blue States pay for the Red, this measure steals from Blue cities twice. Rural areas and the Red States have been leeching off the successful Blue for way too long. When areas that voted for Trump start paying their own way maybe cities will listen. Till then maybe stop being so scared of everything you have no contact with anyway.
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    My local law enforcement SHOULD NOT be wasting their time enforcing immigration laws. This makes my community more dangerous by preventing entire communities from accessing law enforcement, and creates (more) distrust between the police and communities of color. ICE needs to do their own damn job; stop foisting it onto local police forces. IT IS LITERALLY AND CONSTITUTIONALLY NOT THEIR JOB!
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    Cities should comply with Federal Law. They cannot cherry pick which laws they choose to to enforce
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    Sanctuary cities are a danger to America.
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    If cities can pick and choose laws to obey based on how they feel than so can private citizens.
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    Yes yes yes. They are violating federal laws..
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    Breaking federal laws should not be rewarded.
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    They are breaking Federal Law should I break Federal Law if I don't agree with it?
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