CHC Opposes Anti-Immigrant Bills
Jun 28, 2017
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus urges the House to oppose “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” (H.R. 3003) and “Kate’s Law” (H.R. 3004).
These two measures will undercut law enforcement’s ability to keep communities safe, undermine Constitutional protections, and criminalize immigrants. The severe incarceration penalties in H.R. 3004 will swell the number of immigrants in prisons with no criminal convictions and tear families apart. H.R. 3003 will compel states to use limited resources to act as federal immigration agents and will strip federal funding for critical law enforcement and national security initiatives from localities that abide by the Fourth Amendment – both would violate the Tenth Amendment’s “commandeering” principle.
“Simply put, these two bills won’t make our neighborhoods safer - in fact, they will jeopardize national security, undermine the Constitution, and threaten public safety. It is no surprise that major law enforcement groups across the country have strongly opposed the immigration policies put forward by the GOP Congress and the Trump Administration. American families deserve real solutions to our broken immigration system—that means fixing our immigration system, not playing politics by scapegoating immigrant communities and threatening the effectiveness of local law enforcement,” said Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Chair of the CHC.
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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.