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Rep. Calvert Statement on DOJ Sanctuary City Announcement

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Washington, D.C., March 27, 2017 | comments

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s announcement on sanctuary cities:


“I applaud the actions taken today by the Department of Justice because they rightfully indicate that protecting American families should be our highest priority. As I’ve said before, it’s completely irresponsible for any government to willfully shield criminal illegal immigrants from federal immigration officials. Like many Americans, I disagree with cities that place protecting criminal illegal immigrants ahead of the safety of our families.”


Recently, Rep. Calvert led an effort with his California Republican colleagues in the House to send a letter to President Trump regarding pending legislation before the California legislature that would essentially adopt sanctuary policies for the entire state.  In the letter, Rep. Calvert and his colleagues express their opposition to the legislation, but if it is signed into law they urge the President to find alternative ways to distribute federal funding to counties and cities that have not adopted sanctuary city policies.









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