WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement applauding the passage of two important measures to crack down on sanctuary cities:
"For far too long our failure to enforce our nation’s immigration policies has come at a high price - the rampant spread of sanctuary cities. As a result, innocent lives have been tragically lost at the hands of criminal illegal aliens who have infiltrated our communities. We cannot afford to continue to turn a blind eye to these heinous crimes and allow these criminals to continue to walk our streets, live in our neighborhoods, and threaten our families.
"I proudly joined my colleagues in the House in passing two important measures that will roll back lawless sanctuary policies across the nation by enhancing penalties for deported felons and ensure local officials cooperate and coordinate with federal officials. It is time that we stop putting politics above the safety and security of American families and start upholding our nation’s rule of law."
Caroline Boothe, Communications Director