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Sun May 21, 2017, 05:17 AM

New Rep. Labrador bill targets sanctuary cities, would allow crime victims to sue them

Idaho U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador introduced an immigration bill Tuesday that would target sanctuary city policies, presenting it as a “robust immigration enforcement bill” in an emailed statement.

Such cities limit their cooperation with federal authorities who enforce immigration law, including possibly not honoring immigration detainers placed on people in jail who commit unrelated offenses. Among other policies, the bill would allow residents of a sanctuary city to sue that city if they are the victim of a crime committed by someone illegally in the country, according to highlights provided by the House Judiciary Committee.

Labrador, Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee vice chairman, and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the bill.

The bill would also withhold federal grants from jurisdictions that “refuse to honor” detainers and that prohibit local law enforcement from communicating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a news release from Labrador’s office.

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article150891042.html

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