The Tancredo Sanctuary Cities Amendment would withhold federal funds allocated for homeland security from any state that has an official "sanctuary policy" that prohibits or restricts government officials from reporting illegal aliens to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
These policies flout the law by requiring public entities to provide taxpayer-funded services to persons regardless of whether they are in the United States illegally. Even worse, they have allowed convicted criminals to continue to victimize Americans rather than being deported because police were barred from reporting the criminal aliens to immigration authorities.
In 1996, Congress passed a law that specifically prohibits state and local governments from enacting sanctuary policies. Despite that, cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, still have sanctuary policies in place.
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