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Loudermilk Supports ‘No Sanctuary for Criminals Act’

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Washington, June 29, 2017 | comments
Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement after supporting legislation that clamps down on sanctuary cities:

“Just as American citizens are not allowed to choose which laws to obey or to ignore, neither should our local government officials. This legislation is a big step towards ensuring that those who are here illegally are not given sanctuary from justice.”

Background

The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, H.R. 3003, strengthens the law to combat dangerous sanctuary policies that shield unlawful or criminal immigrants from federal immigration enforcement. Specifically, the bill clarifies U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer authority – the tool used by federal immigration enforcement officers to pick up criminal aliens from local jails, establishing statutory probable cause standards to issue detainers for the first time. It withholds certain federal grants from jurisdictions that violate federal law by prohibiting their officers from communicating with ICE.




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