Pa Congressman Wants Bill To Deny Federal Cash To Sanctuary Cities

05.05.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   A freshman Pennsylvania Congressman is in favor of a crackdown against cities that he says protect illegal immigrants. Republican Lou Barletta says sanctuary cities are breaking federal laws. He said Wednesday "local elected officials who choose to ignore enforcement of federal immigration policies are aiding and assisting illegal aliens. And it's illegal to aid and abet those who are in this country illegally." Barletta is introducing legislation to deny all federal funds to every city in America that harbors illegal aliens.