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June 15, 2007

House Votes To Withhold Federal Emergency Services funding For 'Sanctuary Cities' That Protect Illegal Aliens (Updated)

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues

Finally, some sanity in the immigration debate?

Anti-illegal immigration champion Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., sponsored the measure, which he says would apply to cities such as Denver and Boulder. He was elated by its passage, which stunned critics and supporters alike.

The Littleton Republican's amendment to the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill appears to have no language specifically defining a sanctuary city. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has long disputed giving the city that label.

" ... appears to have no language specifically defining a sanctuary city"? Sounds more tokenism than substance to me.

It's like George Bush saying he'll enforce immigration laws. Yeah, right!

Update: Michelle Malkin calls the news "A strike against Sanctuary Nation":

It's a step in the right direction. The Democrat support for the bill--234-189, with no fewer than 49 Democrats voting in favor--is a good sign. Is it a sign of things to come as the second Senate showdown looms next week?

Posted by Abdul at June 15, 2007 7:46 PM

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