June 15th, 2007

usa // no aliens


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives this morning voted to withhold federal emergency services funding for "sanctuary cities" that protect illegal immigrants.

The House passed the amendment, 234 to 189, with 50 Democrats voting in favor.

Tancredo and his staffers hooted and cheered from his office across the street from the Capitol immediately after the vote.

Finally, some good immigration-related news.

Of course the bill still has to pass the Senate and get signed by Bush, and I'm a little disturbed that it doesn't clearly describe what a sanctuary city is, but it's a start. He's introduced this bill in the past and it's never done all that well, so this is welcome indeed.

Exit question:

What do you think about this amendment?

I agree with you, this is good news
I don't think sanctuary cities should be punished this way