Thanks to democrats decision to put illegal immigrants ahead of Americans, one republican congressman has decided to introduce a bill that will have mayors in sanctuary cities baulking.
Republican Representative Todd Rokita was furious after learning the fate of the illegal immigrant who shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle. The fact that this immigrant was acquitted of his crimes purely because the crime occurred in a sanctuary city is completely unacceptable and zero justice was handed down in an American’s defense. Democratic leaders of these sanctuary cities must be held accountable for the American lives lost at the hands of immigrants that they allowed to go free and that’s exactly what will happen thanks to Rokita’s newest bill proposal.
Due to the ridiculousness of local officials having ignored federal law with impunity, Indiana Representative Todd Rokita has just introduced a bill which would hold sanctuary cities responsible for this kind of crime. If Rokita’s bill passes officials of sanctuary cities would face a million-dollar fine and could face up to five years in federal prison if convicted of harboring illegal aliens.
Fox News reported:
Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita’s bill is one of the most aggressive pieces of legislation to date aimed at sanctuary city policies, going beyond the Justice Department’s threat to cut off grants to those jurisdictions.
“Politicians don’t get to pick and choose what laws to comply with,” Rokita told Fox News. “Americans are dying because politicians sworn to uphold the law refuse to do so.”
His “Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act” would hold state and local lawmakers criminally responsible for refusing to comply with federal immigration enforcement efforts. The Republican’s bill would subject violators to a $1 million fine and up to five years in prison if they are convicted.