06/12/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/12/2019 13:26
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) joined Fox News this morning to discuss his Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, which would withhold certain categories of federal funding from municipalities that forbid local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, even when they wish to do so. You can watch the full segment here.
'I've been the tip of the spear in the Senate trying to bring an end to sanctuary cities, it's an outrageous policy in which city governments choose to confer a special legal protection on criminals, provided they came here illegally. It's just madness and it endangers all of us.'
'I've reintroduced my legislation that would withhold important categories of federal funding for cities that choose to endanger all of us in this way. I'm going to insist on a vote. I'm going to take another run at getting this done.'
'The president is exactly right. This [sanctuary city policies] is a defining issue. There are elements of the immigration debate where reasonable people can disagree, but I'm sorry, I don't see how reasonable people can come to the conclusion that we should all be endangered by allowing violent criminals to roam our streets, provided they came here illegally. That's just crazy.'
'If Democrats want to continue to defend the proposition that violent criminals should be turned loose on our streets, as long as they got here illegally, good luck with that.'