Corker Votes to Advance Legislation Deterring Sanctuary Cities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today issued the following statement after voting to advance the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act (S.3100) and the Establishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act (S.1762), which is known as “Kate’s Law.” The two bills would withhold certain federal funds from cities and counties that prevent local law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal immigration authorities and impose mandatory prison terms for illegal immigrants convicted of major felonies or who have been deported but repeatedly enter the country illegally, respectively.

“It is unacceptable that many cities are thwarting what little federal immigration enforcement is actually taking place, but I am pleased Tennessee prohibits these dangerous sanctuary city policies,” said Corker. “It is unfortunate that some in the Senate refuse to even debate these common sense measures to improve the safety of communities across our country.”

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