Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), supported H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act, which passed the House today. This bill cuts off specific federal law enforcement grants for "sanctuary" cities, that is, cities which refuse to cooperate with the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) or other government agencies charged with immigration, or have laws that bar law enforcement from inquiring about a suspect's immigration status.
"If a city chooses not to cooperate with the federal government in enforcing immigration law, then they should not receive the benefit of federal law enforcement funding," said Palmer, "The rule of law must always remain a high priority for every elected official if we are to maintain our constitutional order."
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