The Senate failed to approve the “Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act” (S. 3100), as the upper chamber did not meet the 60-vote threshold needed to end debate. The measure, introduced by Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), would have punished communities that have immigrant “sanctuary” laws and policies in place by stripping them of their Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding (See Memo 7/5). The final vote was 53-44.
NLIHC signed onto a coalition letter to the Senate expressing opposition to the bill. The letter states, “While the purported goal of S. 3100 is to make America’s communities more secure, the bill does anything but. Instead, S. 3100 will undermine local efforts to improve the safety and quality of life of residents by depriving communities of CDGB funding needed to undertake initiatives to stabilize neighborhoods and provide decent affordable housing for low income households. Our government should not play politics with communities’ ability to serve their residents by holding essential CDBG funding hostage.”
Read the coalition letter at: http://bit.ly/29khkNC