Salmon Calls For Defunding of Sanctuary Cities

Salmon and Hunter appear on television to explain bills, Apolinar Altamirano,

Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon is joining Rep. Duncan Hunter in his effort to end funding to sanctuary cities with an amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act. Cities that prevent “state or local law enforcement officials from gathering information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual” would be ineligible for State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) funding.

Concerns in sanctuary cities have risen after the shooting death of a woman in San Francisco by a man who had been deported several times. The shooter, Francisco Sanchez, said he chose to locate in San Francisco because it is a sanctuary city.

“States and cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws directly undermine enforcement efforts and — as recent events have shown — present a real danger to citizens,” Hunter said in a statement to Breitbart News.

Salmon earlier introduced “Grant’s Law” that would bar federal authorities from releasing undocumented immigrants who have been accused or convicted of serious crimes. Those immigrants would be deported within 90 days.

Grant Ronnebeck, age 21, was murdered in January, while working at a Phoenix are convenience store. Illegal immigrant, Apolinar Altamirano, a convicted felon, shot and killed Grant over a pack of cigarettes.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery allowed Altamirano to plead guilty to a burglary after he had been arrested for a home invasion in which a woman said she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted.

The Maricopa County Attorney ignored the fact that Altamirano had two orders of protection filed against him.

In response to Hunter’s proposed amendment, residents in Arizona’s sanctuary cities have been organizing to demand that their communities end their sanctuary status. In communities like Tucson, a loss of federal funding would put the needs of legal residents at risk, on top of the threat they feel from an increase in news reports of violence by those in the country illegally.

Just this week, an illegal immigrant felon was involved in a hit and run accident which injured a mom and her two young children in Pinal County. Pinal is situated between Pima County, in which Tucson is located, and Maricopa County in which Phoenix is located.

4 Comments

  1. NEVER happen GI, you ever heard that line? It means try as you want whatever it is will not happen. Too many bleeding heart dems/libs in baja az for the good of the people to happen. Just yesterday these very same folks made it possible for one woman to assault another in one of the homeless parks housing areas. You know those places where they throw a blanket/sleeping bag and they are home! They will not let anyone clean up these locations and when you try they are complaining about the cruelty of the locals who dont want them there in the 1st place. Go to the article today on the golden goose. True some of the areas that they espouse are not really for the benefit of the many but they do point out that this area is to ME centered and not enough of US centered. It wont change it will be like yestrday when they printed tusd was found in NON CONFORMANCE with the laraza stuff. Do you think that there will be any changes? The one guy at pueblo HS last year admitted they continued to march with the prohibited stuff. They dont need to abide by laws or court rulings. Until the house can be cleaned up there will be no changes. VOTE and VOTE OFTEN as the dems/libs prescribe to get RID of all these incompetent people at all levels. You see what the hope and change guy has done to the COUNTRY, well we suffer from NO HOPE OR CHANGE and they do absolutely nothing for the local area. Few if any who own them benefit and they really dont need the benefit to begin with. VOTE ALL OUT AT ALL LEVELS. LOOK and VOTE for quality people. There are a few who meet this already in position, but they are voices crying out in the wilderness of the political muck that exists in this area. NO MORE GRIJALVAS, ROMEROS, and the like, but unfortunately like in SOuth Tucson, the greedy will return and force YOUR decisions to clean up to the curb. The roaches will maintain and you will allow them to do so. Recalls supposedly have been inititiated though out the area. Get the word out on them and then follow up. A chance last year was available to get rid of greedy but no one wanted to take the effort to change party to get him. So when you see lroaches on the ground you know where they are coming from, and they are not there for the benefit of the people.

  2. Even I, a liberal D, am in favor of NO Sanctuary cities/towns anywhere in the US. And could we please get the border under control….it is a sieve 🙂

  3. Hey good for you Vistoso, man you are a rare D, hope you don’t get roughed up to bad from the vermin

  4. Hunter has been trying to pass this bill for 6 years. I guess Salmon is a little slow or just an opportunist. Guess which one I think?

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