In response to the senseless killing of Kate Steinle by an illegal immigrant who was a convicted felon and had been previously deported numerous times, Congressmen Lou Barletta (R-PA) introduced the Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act....
The Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act (HR 3002) prohibits any federal funding for a minimum period of one year to any state or local government which has a policy or law that prevents them from assisting immigration authorities in enforcing federal immigration law.These havens for illegal immigrants, better known as "Sanctuary Cities," operate in defiance of federal immigration laws, ignoring those laws as though they did not exist. In the case of Kate Steinle, the illegal immigrant charged in her slaying, readily admits that he continued returning to the US after being deported because he knew San Francisco was a "'Sanctuary City' and he would not be pursued." (Click here for video)
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) lists more than 200 such localities in the United States. Barletta’s bill directs the attorney general to compile an annual list of such cities and issue a report on any particular state or locality upon request from a member of Congress.
A state or local government would only regain federal funding eligibility after the attorney general certifies that its laws and policies are in compliance with federal immigration statutes. (Read More)
It is difficult to put an exact number on the total Sanctuary Cities and/or cities with sympathetic policies, but the number exceeds 200. In Ohio alone, there are at least 6 designated Sanctuary Cities (Columbus, Dayton, Lima, Lorain, Oberlin, and Painesville), with many other municipalities moving in that direction.
Please call your Congressman and tell them to put the well-being & safety of US citizens over the funding of cities that defy federal law & protect illegal immigrants by supporting Rep Barletta's Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act.
To find contact info for your Congressman, click here.
Below is a list of GOP Congressmen from Ohio.
Rep Jim Renacci & Rep. Dave Joyce have signed on as co-sponsors. Thank you Rep. Renacci & Rep Joyce for putting US citizens before illegal immigrants.
Rep. Steve Chabot, OH-1
D.C. Office Phone: (202) 225-2216
D.C. Office Fax: (202) 225-3012
Rep. Brad Wenstrup, OH -2
D.C. Office Phone: (202)225-3164
D.C. Office Fax: (202)225-1992
Rep. Jim Jordan, OH-4
D.C. Office Phone: (202)225-2676
D.C. Office Fax: (202)226-0577
Rep. Bob Latta, OH-5
D.C. Office Phone: (202)225-6405
D.C. Office Fax: (800)278-8203
Rep. Bill Johnson, OH-6
D.C. Office Phone: (202) 225-5705
D.C. Office Fax: (202) 225-5907
Rep. Bob Gibbs, OH-7
D.C. Office Phone: (202)225-6265
D.C. Office Fax: (202)225-3394
Rep. Mike Turner, OH-10
D.C. Office Phone: (202) 225-6465
D.C. Office Fax: (202) 225-6754
Rep. Pat Tiberi, OH-12
D.C. Office Phone: (202)225-5355
D.C. Office Fax: (202)226-4523
Rep. Dave Joyce, OH-14
D.C. Office Phone: (202) 225-5731
D.C. Office Fax: (202) 225-3307
Rep. Steve Stivers, OH-15
D.C. Office Phone: (202)225-2015
D.C. Office Fax: (202)225-3529
Rep. Jim Renacci, OH-16
D.C. Office Phone: (202)225-3876
D.C. Office Fax: (202)225-3059