It seems the days of the mayors and city officials in this country deciding that they will ignore federal immigration laws are numbered. An amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Bill (H.R. 2638), introduced by Congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo, was passed by a vote of 234 to 189, with 50 Democrats supporting it.
The amendment denies emergency homeland security funds to cities that have a sanctuary policy for illegal aliens. As well it should be, cities that actively work to allow foreigners here illegally to remain in our country are just asking to have terrorists among them. So when they get hit by a terrorist attack there is nobody to blame except the leaders of these communities since they refuse to enforce the laws of this country.
Upon passage Tom Tancredo had this to say:
The times, they are a changing,” said an exuberant Tancredo, who had introduced the same amendment several times in the past with far less support. “This should also serve as a warning sign to the White House and supporters of re-introducing an amnesty bill from the Senate. If that legislation makes it to the House, it is in serious trouble.”
The Amendment would prevent cities like Denver and San Francisco who employ a sanctuary policy for illegal aliens from receiving first responder funds, including law enforcement and terrorism prevention grants, among other programs.
Tancredo concluded, “The days that local officials could pander to the open borders special interests are over.”
Below is a video of Tom Tancredo discussing the success of the passage of this amendment as he drives along in his car.
Video courtesy of Team Tancredo