The Blaze: Republican bill would empower victims of illegal alien crime to sue sanctuary cities

News|7.10.19
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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.”

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

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