Sanctuary Cities Legislation Fails to Advance in the Senate

Posted on: July 8th, 2016 by NADO Admin

This week, the Senate took up legislation to withhold certain funding from cities and local jurisdictions that do not comply with federal enforcement laws pertaining to the reporting and detention of undocumented immigrants – otherwise known as “sanctuary cities.”  The Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act (S. 3100) would withhold U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from cities, counties, and other local jurisdictions that have sanctuary policies in place.  A procedural vote to begin consideration of the bill fell short of the 60 votes needed with 53 Senators voting to proceed and 44 voting against.  Click here (http://www NULL.senate NULL.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm NULL.cfm?congress=114&session=2&vote=00119) to view how each Senator voted.

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