Critical Update: Sanctuary Cities

The legislation against sanctuary cities could be jeopardy. We need your help today to ensure criminal illegals are not conferred more rights than you and me.

The Senate Judiciary A Committee has deferred a hearing on HB 1148 (formerly HB151) by Valerie Hodges to next Tuesday. If you think protecting our communities is more important than shielding criminal illegals, take action!

Democrats are trying to remove the teeth of the bill by eliminating the penalty portion. This would make the legislation completely ineffective.

Your elected officials must know that you do not want your hard-earned tax dollars funding sanctuary cities.

Federal law plainly states that it is “a felony to encourage or induce an alien to come to or reside in the United States knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the alien’s entry or residence is or will be in violation of the law.” Despite the threat of up to five years in prison, city officials are still enacting sanctuary policies. An additional state criminal charge will not deter them. 

Join us, our Republican leaders in the Legislature and Attorney General Jeff Landry in this fight for the rule of law.

Call your Senator and sign the pledge to say NO to sanctuary cities.

Posted on May 18, 2016 .