Senate Dems Declare Support for Sanctuary Cities

by  |  published on October 21, 2015

Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican-backed bill that would crack down on so-called sanctuary cities by threatening to withhold funds to local governments that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials.

The bill failed on a 54-45 vote. It needed 60 to advance.

The Stop Sanctuary Cities Act became a lightning rod issue ahead of the vote, as GOP sponsors tried to peel off just a few Democrats to support it while Democratic leaders blasted the legislation as counterproductive. The White House issued a formal veto threat Tuesday morning, while the chamber’s top Democrat tried to discredit the measure by calling it “The Donald Trump Act.”

  • Paul Boore

    Why does the leadership allow a 60 vote dictate…why not 51 votes?

  • The Redhawk

    naturally they Would… what other way to PANDER for the Latino vote?? Let us hope none of these Trojan Horses have to live through what the Steinle family had to live with….although they would DESERVE IT!

  • teaman

    …of course they do, the majority of ILLEGALS vote dummycratic looking for freebies.

    • The Redhawk

      and EVERY ILLEGAL VOTES in addition to the Local anarchists of Sharpton that VOTE for these Idiots anyhow…

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