Washington Examiner: Senator Tillis introduces legislation holding sanctuary cities accountable for violent crime

News|7.10.19
Ted Cruz in the News

A handful of leading Republican senators have introduced legislation that would allow victims of violent crime in sanctuary cities to sue the municipalities for putting citizens in harm’s way.

The “Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act,” introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, aims to “hold sanctuary jurisdictions accountable for failing to comply with lawful detainer and release notification requests made by federal authorities and jeopardizing public safety.”

The bill was introduced by Sen. Thom Tillis and co-sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, Joni Ernst, Marsha Blackburn, and Ted Cruz.

Republicans like Cruz have continually advocated for more commonsense immigration law and accountability for state and local authorities that work to undermine that goal.

“Sanctuary cities and their policies are a dangerous affront to the rule of law, and only exasperate the crisis at our border,” Cruz said. “I am proud to join my colleagues in holding these jurisdictions accountable, and will continue working to enforce our federal immigration laws and ensure the safety and security of the American people.”

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