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The Pennsylvania Senate advanced a measure on Tuesday that would cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in state subsidies to cities and counties that do not always honor detention requests from federal immigration authorities.
The measure targeting sanctuary cities dovetails with a national debate being spearheaded by Pennsylvania's U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and President Donald Trump, both Republicans, as a top law-and-order priority.
The Republican-controlled Senate passed the bill, 37-12. Every Republican voted for the bill, as did three Democrats.
originally posted by: lordcomac
Being a Pennsylvania bill and having nothing to do with California, the best they can do is stomp their feet and welcome those aliens in with open arms.... which is pretty much the SOP for them.
Chester Co., PA (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
Delaware Co., PA (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
Lehigh Co., PA (Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
Montgomery, PA (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
Philadelphia, PA* (7-15-10 Source: Policy Concerning Access of Immigrants to City Services ; 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
Philadelphia Co., PA (Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report)
Pittsburgh, PA (Added 5-29-14 Source: Pittsburg Post Gazette: Pittsburg launches effort to woo more immigrants, 5-29-14)
originally posted by: neo96
I actually think were playing this wrong.
Beat them at their own game.
The Affordable Care Act sanctuary cities, and watch how fast all it stops.
Without lifting a finger.
It took a couple of days, but Lehigh County's law department has determined President Donald Trump's executive order threatening to withhold federal funding from so-called sanctuary jurisdictions does not apply to the county.
Lehigh County lets ICE know when it's about to release an inmate the federal agency wants to detain on immigration charges, but it doesn't hold those inmates beyond their county release dates. It has no plan to change that policy in light of Trump's order, Muller said.
In 2014 the county declared it would no longer hold inmates past their county release dates even if asked to do so by ICE.
2. Q. May a state make a subgrant to a city that the state knows to be violating an applicable
law or regulation (e.g. Section 1373), or a programmatic requirement?
A. No. A JAG grantee is required to assure and certify compliance with all applicable
federal statues, including Section 1373, as well as all applicable federal regulations, policies,
guidelines and requirements. This requirement passes through to any subgrants that may be
made and to any subgranteees that receive funds under the grant.