Like this will ever pass

A bill to cut off state funding for so-called sanctuary cities and transfer the funds to local police training for immigration enforcement, was introduced yesterday by Assemblyman John J. Benoit, R- Bermuda Dunes.

AB 2601, the Illegal Immigration Sanctuary City Ban, would remove vehicle licensing fee funding from sanctuary cities and deposit those funds into an account to fund law enforcement training under a provision of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act.

“It’s outrageous that some cities in California intentionally promote illegal immigration,” Benoit said. “Worst of all, these sanctuary cities provide refuge to international gangs by leaving the police powerless against already-deported criminal aliens. My common-sense measure would reward local governments who cooperate with federal immigration enforcement and train their cops to report felony offenders to the proper authorities.”

A sanctuary city is defined as any municipality that adopts a policy not requiring their employees, including law enforcement officers, to report known illegal aliens present in their city or county to federal immigration officials.

According to a 2006 report by the Congressional Research Service, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Fresno and Sonoma County are sanctuary
cities or counties.

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