Resolution Calls On Congress To Penalize Sanctuary Cities

State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker has introduced a resolution calling on the federal government to cut funding to sanctuary cities. She tells WSJM News cities that don’t cooperate with immigration laws aren’t yet a problem in Michigan, but they could be.

“There’s been no city that’s officially designated sanctuary designation, but five Michigan localities — Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Ypsilanti, and Washtenaw County — all have policies on the solicitation of immigration status,” Schuitmaker said.

The resolution from Schuitmaker and state Senator Patrick Colbeck also calls on Congress to pass what’s known as Kate’s Law. That’s a law which would impose tougher penalties on individuals who have been deported when they try to sneak back into the country. The resolution is before the state Senate Judiciary Committee.