Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) introduced a bill that would allow victims of crimes from illegal immigrants up to ten years ago to sue the sanctuary city where the crime occurred.
“I’ve found that sanctuary cities’ failure to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement is reckless and has had a real cost on society, both economically and in terms of human lives,” Budd said in a press release.
Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., who introduced the bill with Budd, voiced similar concerns. “I’m sick of hearing stories about illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities committing horrific crimes against American citizens. It’s time we do something about it,” he said.
“Not only will our legislation provide justice for victims,” Byrne added, “but it will push communities to abandon their reckless sanctuary policies and help disincentivize illegal immigration.”
H/T: Daily Signal