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Babin Votes to Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities

Washington, July 23, 2015

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Brian Babin (TX-36) voted today to pass the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act (H.R. 3009), legislation he has cosponsored to cut off federal funding for sanctuary cities, which purposely ignore federal immigration laws and threaten the safety of our communities.

“The tragic killing of Kathryn Steinle at the hands of a five-time deported criminal illegal alien in San Francisco should have never happened.  Sadly, this has become too common as the federal government and cities across America refuse to enforce our immigration laws,” said Rep. Babin.  “I am pleased that the House has taken action today to restrict federal funding for sanctuary cities and other localities that ignore the letter of the law and allow criminal aliens to roam free.  This vote sends a clear message that these irresponsible and dangerous policies will not be tolerated.  While this is an important first step, more must be done to restore the rule of law and ensure the safety and security of the American people from illegal criminal aliens.”