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May 25, 2007

Seven Republicans Vote In Favor Of Maintaining Sanctuary Cities

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues

John at Powerline writes of the problem:

One of the most shameful spectacles of our times is the practice of cities and towns declaring themselves "sanctuaries" for illegal aliens, and refusing to cooperate in the enforcement of federal laws. Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman offered an amendment to the pending immigration act that would prohibit cities from banning the obtaining of information on immigration status by their own law enforcement agencies.
Now meet the seven Republicans that voted in favor of maintaining sanctuary cities for illegal aliens (in other words, they voted against the Coleman amendment), essentially causing its defeat:

Graham (R-SC)
Hagel (R-NE)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Voinovich (R-OH)

The amendment was defeated 49-48 on the Senate floor yesterday.

Posted by John Doe at May 25, 2007 3:06 PM

No surprises on that list. Notice McCain is missing though ....

Posted by: greenwing Author Profile Page at May 25, 2007 3:53 PM

More like hiding out...

Posted by: Richard at May 26, 2007 11:18 PM

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