Oct 20 2015

Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) voted in favor of S.2146, the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act. While the legislation failed by a 54-45 vote, Senator Tillis supported the bill because it would have better enforced existing federal laws, prohibiting sanctuary cities from harboring dangerous criminals here in the United States illegally.  
“A vast majority of the American people oppose sanctuary cities that harbor dangerous criminals who are here illegally, and I’m disappointed that my colleagues blocked this sensible anti-crime bill from coming to the floor for a full debate and vote,” said Senator Tillis. “This bill includes the common-sense ‘Kate’s Law’ that would crackdown on violent criminals here illegally, and it is endorsed by a number of top law enforcement organizations because it would help keep our communities safe.”
The Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act would have tightened an existing federal law focused on undocumented immigrants who re-enter the country several times. The legislation is in response to recent murders and felony crimes committed by illegals who are given sanctuary in jurisdictions across the country after already being deported.   
The common-sense legislation was endorsed by the National Association of Police Organizations, the National Sheriff’s Association, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and the International Union of Police Association (AFL-CIO) among others.