Sanctuary Cities Legislation Introduced in the Senate; EDA and CDBG Funding Targeted

Posted on: July 1st, 2016 by NADO Admin

This week, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced 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.  The bill has been fast-tracked, bypassing the committee process, and a vote could come as early as next week.  NADO has not taken a position on sanctuary policies, but we are opposed to any threat to reduce or eliminate much needed CDBG and EDA funds for communities across the country.  Please urge your Senators to vote NO on the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act.

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