Despite Blocked Bill, Sanctuary City Debate Not Going Away
The bill that would crack down on "sanctuary cities" failed in the Senate, but the argument isn't going anywhere anytime soon.By Eugene Daniels | October 20, 2015
"On this vote, the yeas are 54, the nays are 45. Three-fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, the motion is not agreed to," said the presiding officer of the Senate. (Video via C-SPAN)
Senate Democrats blocked a bill Tuesday that would slow the flow of money to cities that seemingly shelter undocumented immigrants. The bill would have limited federal grants to what some are calling sanctuary cities and increased penalties for deportees who return illegally.
"When felons enter our country illegally and repeatedly, is it fair to victims and families to not do what we can to stop them?" Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.