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Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act (HR 3009)

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Started: 7/23/2015 Category: Politics
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Jacorionrandle98

Pro

HR 3009 reads:



A BILL




To amend section 241(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny assistance under such section to a State or political subdivision of a State that prohibits its officials from taking certain actions with respect to immigration.



1.Short title

This Act may be cited as the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act.



2.Eligibility requirements for State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) funding

Section 241(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1231(i)) is amended by adding at the end the following:




(7)A State (or a political subdivision of a State) shall not be eligible to enter into a contractual arrangement under paragraph (1) if the State (or political subdivision)—
(A)

has in effect any law, policy, or procedure in contravention of subsection (a) or (b) of section 642 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1373); or



(B)prohibits State or local law enforcement officials from gathering information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.


3.Limitation on DOJ grant programs

(a)
COPS

In the case of a State or unit of local government that received a grant award under part Q of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796dd et seq.), if, during a fiscal year, that State or local government is a State or local government described in subsection (c), the Attorney General shall withhold all of the amount that would otherwise be awarded to that State or unit of local government for the following fiscal year.



(b)Byrne-JAG

In the case of a State or unit of local government that received a grant award under subpart 1 of part E of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3750 et seq.), if, during a fiscal year, that State or unit of local government is described in subsection (c), the Attorney General shall withhold all of the amount that would otherwise be awarded to that State or unit of local government for the following fiscal year.



(c)States and local governments described

A State or unit of local government described in this subsection is any State or local government that—



(1)has in effect any law, policy, or procedure in contravention of subsection (a) or (b) of section 642 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1373); or

(2)
prohibits State or local law enforcement officials from gathering information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.
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Round 1: Acceptance to Debate
Round 2: Opening Arguments
Round 3: Rebuttal
Round 4: More Rebuttal
Round 5: Rebuttal/Closing Arguments
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First, I would like to thank whoever is up for the challenge. Secondly, I do support this bill 110% so I will take the Pro side of the debate. I hope we gain knowledge of this debate and I am happy to debate on it with someone else of great mind.
martinxbox

Con

I'd like to thank my opponent for bringing up this topic for conversation and I accept this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
Jacorionrandle98

Pro

The law that is passed in Washington D.C., is supposed to be enforced by the law enforcement agencies in America. The law enforcement in sanctuary cities are different. What is a sanctuary city? It's a city that is allowed to hold illegal immigrant children for a limited amount of days before sending them back across the border.

The sanctuary cities law enforcements don't enforce the immigration laws that was passed by the elected officials in Washington. They rather enforce their political views rather than the law, and the Federal Government does not pay them to enforce their views. We pay them to enforce the laws that we pass. They work for us, not the other way around.

We pass these types of laws because unelected officials, or citizens disobey what we put out to protect them and ourselves. We don't use this to punish, but to let them know that we know what they are doing is illegal. We don't follow illegal activity, we eliminate it.
martinxbox

Con

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Jacorionrandle98

Pro

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martinxbox

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Pro

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Jacorionrandle98

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martinxbox

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