One Republican senator is proposing a new solution for sanctuary cities that do not follow U.S. immigration law: Take some of their federal funding and transfer it to a budget for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
“How many innocent American lives must be lost before security becomes the first priority of immigration?” Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., asked the audience at an event Thursday at The Heritage Foundation.
“How many criminal aliens have to be released shy of justice being served for the rule of law to be affirmed as the first priority of a functioning society?”
Strange’s legislation, introduced in May, would keep federal funds from being given to areas with sanctuary cities that fail to comply with the Justice Department in following immigration law, or that punish small businesses for submitting bids in the construction process for the border wall promised by Trump.
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