FAIR Supports Senate Sanctuary City Bills
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is advising all Senators and staff that it supports S. 3100, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, and S. 2193, Kate’s Law. FAIR urges a YES vote on today’s cloture votes on these two critically important bills.
July 1 marked the one year anniversary of Kate Steinle’s tragic murder in San Francisco by Francisco Sanchez, an illegal alien with seven convictions and five deportations under his belt. Kate’s death was a direct consequence of San Francisco’s status as a sanctuary city—State and local jurisdictions with policies that obstruct immigration enforcement.
Now, more than a year later, the Senate can finally bring justice for the Steinle family by passing Senator Toomey’s Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act. This commonsense bill denies certain federal grants to the more than 300 jurisdictions nationwide that defy federal immigration law, clarifies the authority that state and local authorities are permitted by law to carry out detainer requests, and includes protections for witnesses and victims of crime.
Additionally, Senator Cruz’s Kate’s Law—which is named after Kate Steinle—increases penalties for previously removed illegal aliens who again defy our immigration laws by reentering the country unlawfully. This bill sends a clear signal that Congress prioritizes enforcement and will hold repeat offenders accountable.
FAIR urges a YES vote to proceed on S. 3100 and a YES vote to proceed on S. 2193. Both votes will be included in FAIR’s Voting Report.