SEN­ATE DEMS BLOCK BILL TO PUN­ISH ‘SANC­TU­ARY CI­TIES’

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Sen­ate Democrats blocked a bill Tues­day that would have pun­ished “sanc­tu­ary ci­ties” that pro­tect un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grants from be­ing turned over to fed­eral agents to face de­por­ta­tion.

Sen­a­tors voted 54-45 to ad- vance the leg­is­la­tion, fall­ing six votes short of the 60 needed.

The bill, of­fered by Sen. David Vit­ter, R-La., would have cut off law en­force­ment grants to more than 300 ci­ties, coun­ties and states with sanc­tu­ary poli­cies. The leg­is­la­tion also would have stripped them of com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment block grants, which are used to pro­vide hous­ing to low-in­come and mod­er­ate-in­come fam­i­lies and to aid in re­cov­ery from nat­u­ral dis­as­ters.

— Erin Kelly

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