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Republicans are striking back against “sanctuary cities” by sponsoring legislation that would allow victims of illegal alien crime to sue cities with those controversial policies.

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina announced the legislation in a press release.

“The legislation creates a private right of civil action for the victims of sanctuary jurisdictions, allowing them to bring an action for compensatory damages against the sanctuary jurisdiction as a result of a violent crime committed by an illegal immigrant,” the press release read. “Any sanctuary city or jurisdiction that refuses to waive its immunity as it relates to sanctuary-related civil action would be subject to the withholding of certain Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.”

Sanctuary city policies are measures taken by municipalities, usually those controlled by Democrats, to prevent local authorities from cooperating with requests from federal immigration officials to aid in apprehending illegal aliens.

President Donald Trump has criticized sanctuary city policies vehemently.

The Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act is a direct response to a growing number of sanctuary jurisdictions across the nation (including North Carolina’s Buncombe, Cumberland, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, and Wake Counties) that either have official sanctuary policies or are refusing to comply with detainer requests and release notifications from the Department of Homeland Security,” the statement continued.

Among those endorsing the legislation are Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

“A good piece of legislation that is long overdue,” said Graham of the bill.

“There must be consequences for governments and entities that gamble with public safety, refuse to work with federal officials, and refuse to deal with felons here illegally,” he added.

“This legislation empowers individuals who are the victims of these entities and governments’ poor decisions,” Graham concluded.

Here’s the latest in the sanctuary cities debate:

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Sam

    July 11, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Way to go, Mr. Tillis!!!!!!!!

    Thank you and I hope it gets adopted and signed into being.

    I swear, if my family ever gets hurt by an illegal, I’ll sue the pants off these crooked Democrats and their illegal Sanctuary cities!

  2. LST

    July 11, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    This is excellent, I sure am glad to learn about this. Let’s let the suits begin!!!

  3. N

    July 11, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

  4. PT

    July 11, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Excellent idea! But then of course California will go completely broke and will ask the Federal Government (United States Taxpayers) for more money over and above the sanctuary city funding and fire, earthquake, mudslide, etc, etc., catastrophe funding.

  5. Kathie

    July 11, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Crazy question here…but why???

    The primary purpose of our federal govt is to protect it’s people. Fed law always trump’s state law. Sooooo, why is it legal to have a sanctuary City??? Don’t the taxpayers in that city have a say??? Why isn’t that question addressed at the voting booth???

  6. Gloria Johnston

    July 11, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Yes!

  7. William

    July 12, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Love it! The Liberals are anti American and are fucking up our great country. Make em pay!!!

  8. Polky

    July 12, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Wonderful

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