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    Senate rejects 'sanctuary cities' defunding bill

    Senate rejects 'sanctuary cities' defunding bill

    By SEUNG MIN KIM
    07/06/16 04:04 PM EDT

    The Senate quickly put an end to an election-year fight on Wednesday when Democrats blocked legislation targeting sanctuary cities — a controversial immigration policy that Republican Sen. Pat Toomey has seized on in his competitive reelection bid in Pennsylvania.

    In a replay of a similar vote last fall, most Senate Democrats united against a measure that would strip funding from sanctuary cities, which are cities and counties where local police and jails decline cooperation with the feds on immigration enforcement. The issue grabbed national headlines last year when 32-year-old Kate Steinle was shot and killed on a San Francisco pier by a Mexican immigrant who was in the country illegally after having been deported multiple times.


    San Francisco has a policy of not abiding by requests from federal immigration officials to inform them when local officials have an immigrant in custody who has been targeted for deportation.

    The vote Wednesday was 53-44. The Senate also voted on legislation from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would toughen mandatory minimums for immigrants who repeatedly try to enter the United States illegally, but that was also blocked, on a 55-42 vote. Both measures needed 60 votes to advance.

    “Americans from both parties know it would be incredibly dishonest to pretend this bill is aimed at law-abiding immigrants who enrich our country,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday morning.

    “Americans from both parties also understand that extreme sanctuary city policies can inflict incredible pain on innocent victims and their families.”


    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had hinted earlier Wednesday that Democrats could advance the legislation solely to secure votes on measures they favor, such as funding for the Zika virus, gun control and comprehensive immigration reform. But separate from procedural tactics, Reid made clear he and most other Senate Democrats detested the legislation written by Toomey and Cruz.


    “Republicans want red meat going into their convention,” Reid said. “Americans deserve a real solution to our broken immigration system, not dog-whistle politics.”


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    Democrats’ filibusters shield illegal immigrants, sanctuary cities

    By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Senate Democrats launched filibusters Wednesday to protect sanctuary cities and to shield repeat illegal immigrants from mandatory minimum five-year prison sentences, saying Republican lawmakers were following the lead of Donald Trump in attacking immigrants.

    The votes were taken slightly more than a year after the slaying of Kate Steinle, whose death at the hands of an illegal immigrant shielded by San Francisco’s sanctuary policy ignited a fierce debate over localities’ laws that limit or ban police from turning over immigrants to federal deportation officers.

    Steinle’s death on July 1, 2015, drew attention to victims of illegal immigrant crime — a part of the debate that is often overlooked.

    But Democrats said the Republicans’ solutions — stricter penalties on repeat illegal immigrants and punishing cities and counties for shielding illegal immigrants — were wrong.

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said incarcerating illegal immigrants who repeatedly sneak into the U.S. after deportations would end up overcrowding prisons and cost Americans billions of dollars.

    “Republicans are legislating Donald Trump’s vision that immigrants and Latinos are criminals and threats to the public,” Mr. Reid said.

    He led Democrats in blocking the sanctuary bill, which fell seven votes shy of the 60 needed to override his filibuster, and the mandatory minimum bills, which fell five votes shy.

    The man who killed Steinle had been repeatedly deported but sneaked back into the U.S. each time. He served a term in federal prison and was released to San Francisco, which asked to prosecute him on a years-old drug warrant.

    Local prosecutors ultimately decided to drop the case rather than return the man to federal agents who wanted to deport him. The sheriff’s department, following the county’s sanctuary policy, released him.
    “This is madness,” said Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, the Pennsylvania Republican who proposed the crackdown on sanctuary cities, including Philadelphia in his home state.

    Mr. Toomey’s bill would have denied some federal criminal justice grant money to localities that refused to cooperate with immigration agents. Republicans said it made no sense to have taxpayers spend money on communities that refuse to work with the federal government.

    The vote on his bill fell mostly along party lines, with two Democrats — Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana — voting for the crackdown. A single Republican, Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, voted against the crackdown. Chicago helped pioneer the sanctuary city concept.

    The legislation imposing a mandatory minimum sentence of at least five years on repeat illegal immigrants was more popular. Mr. Kirk voted with the other Republicans in favor of it, as did Mr. Manchin, Mr. Donnelly and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota Democrat.

    “Americans are tired of politicians standing with violent criminal illegal aliens,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who sponsored the measure, which he named “Kate’s Law,” after Steinle.

    Immigrant rights activists warned Democrats against cooperating with Republicans on the bills. The activists said the immigration system is so broken that nobody should be deported until Congress passes broad legalization of most illegal immigrants in the U.S.

    The activists have rallied to defend sanctuary cities, arguing that local police break trust with minority communities when they report illegal immigrants to federal officials.

    The Obama administration, meanwhile, has been internally divided on the issue. The chief of the deportation agency at one point welcomed a crackdown on sanctuary cities, saying that it was a public safety risk to release dangerous illegal immigrants.

    But the White House quickly squashed that sentiment and insisted the problem was broken federal laws, not a patchwork of local policies.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement says thousands of dangerous criminals it wanted to deport have instead been released onto the streets thanks to sanctuary policies.

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    U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress - 2nd Sessionas compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
    Vote Summary
    Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 3100 )
    Vote Number: 119 Vote Date: July 6, 2016, 03:17 PM
    Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected
    Measure Number: S. 3100 (Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act )
    Measure Title: A bill to ensure that State and local law enforcement may cooperate with Federal officials to protect our communities from violent criminals and suspected terrorists who are illegally present in the United States.
    Vote Counts: YEAs 53
    NAYs 44
    Not Voting 3
    Alphabetical by Senator Name
    Alexander (R-TN), Yea
    Ayotte (R-NH), Yea
    Baldwin (D-WI), Nay
    Barrasso (R-WY), Yea
    Bennet (D-CO), Nay
    Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay
    Blunt (R-MO), Yea
    Booker (D-NJ), Nay
    Boozman (R-AR), Yea
    Boxer (D-CA), Nay
    Brown (D-OH), Not Voting
    Burr (R-NC), Yea
    Cantwell (D-WA), Nay
    Capito (R-WV), Yea
    Cardin (D-MD), Nay
    Carper (D-DE), Nay
    Casey (D-PA), Nay
    Cassidy (R-LA), Yea
    Coats (R-IN), Yea
    Cochran (R-MS), Yea
    Collins (R-ME), Yea
    Coons (D-DE), Nay
    Corker (R-TN), Yea
    Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
    Cotton (R-AR), Yea
    Crapo (R-ID), Yea
    Cruz (R-TX), Yea
    Daines (R-MT), Yea
    Donnelly (D-IN), Yea
    Durbin (D-IL), Nay
    Enzi (R-WY), Yea
    Ernst (R-IA), Yea
    Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
    Fischer (R-NE), Yea
    Flake (R-AZ), Yea
    Franken (D-MN), Nay
    Gardner (R-CO), Yea
    Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay
    Graham (R-SC), Not Voting
    Grassley (R-IA), Yea
    Hatch (R-UT), Yea
    Heinrich (D-NM), Nay
    Heitkamp (D-ND), Nay
    Heller (R-NV), Yea
    Hirono (D-HI), Nay
    Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
    Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
    Isakson (R-GA), Yea
    Johnson (R-WI), Yea
    Kaine (D-VA), Nay
    King (I-ME), Nay
    Kirk (R-IL), Nay
    Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
    Lankford (R-OK), Yea
    Leahy (D-VT), Nay
    Lee (R-UT), Not Voting
    Manchin (D-WV), Yea
    Markey (D-MA), Nay
    McCain (R-AZ), Yea
    McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
    McConnell (R-KY), Yea
    Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
    Merkley (D-OR), Nay
    Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
    Moran (R-KS), Yea
    Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
    Murphy (D-CT), Nay
    Murray (D-WA), Nay
    Nelson (D-FL), Nay
    Paul (R-KY), Yea
    Perdue (R-GA), Yea
    Peters (D-MI), Nay
    Portman (R-OH), Yea
    Reed (D-RI), Nay
    Reid (D-NV), Nay
    Risch (R-ID), Yea
    Roberts (R-KS), Yea
    Rounds (R-SD), Yea
    Rubio (R-FL), Yea
    Sanders (I-VT), Nay
    Sasse (R-NE), Yea
    Schatz (D-HI), Nay
    Schumer (D-NY), Nay
    Scott (R-SC), Yea
    Sessions (R-AL), Yea
    Shaheen (D-NH), Nay
    Shelby (R-AL), Yea
    Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
    Sullivan (R-AK), Yea
    Tester (D-MT), Nay
    Thune (R-SD), Yea
    Tillis (R-NC), Yea
    Toomey (R-PA), Yea
    Udall (D-NM), Nay
    Vitter (R-LA), Yea
    Warner (D-VA), Nay
    Warren (D-MA), Nay
    Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
    Wicker (R-MS), Yea
    Wyden (D-OR), Nay

    Grouped By Vote Position
    YEAs ---53
    Alexander (R-TN)
    Ayotte (R-NH)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Blunt (R-MO)
    Boozman (R-AR)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Capito (R-WV)
    Cassidy (R-LA)
    Coats (R-IN)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Cotton (R-AR)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    Cruz (R-TX)
    Daines (R-MT)
    Donnelly (D-IN)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Ernst (R-IA)
    Fischer (R-NE)
    Flake (R-AZ)
    Gardner (R-CO)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Hatch (R-UT)
    Heller (R-NV)
    Hoeven (R-ND)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Johnson (R-WI)
    Lankford (R-OK)
    Manchin (D-WV)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Moran (R-KS)
    Murkowski (R-AK)
    Paul (R-KY)
    Perdue (R-GA)
    Portman (R-OH)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Rounds (R-SD)
    Rubio (R-FL)
    Sasse (R-NE)
    Scott (R-SC)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Sullivan (R-AK)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Tillis (R-NC)
    Toomey (R-PA)
    Vitter (R-LA)
    Wicker (R-MS)
    NAYs ---44
    Baldwin (D-WI)
    Bennet (D-CO)
    Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Booker (D-NJ)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Coons (D-DE)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Franken (D-MN)
    Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Heinrich (D-NM)
    Heitkamp (D-ND)
    Hirono (D-HI)
    Kaine (D-VA)
    King (I-ME)
    Kirk (R-IL)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Markey (D-MA)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Merkley (D-OR)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murphy (D-CT)
    Murray (D-WA)
    Nelson (D-FL)
    Peters (D-MI)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Schatz (D-HI)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Shaheen (D-NH)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Tester (D-MT)
    Udall (D-NM)
    Warner (D-VA)
    Warren (D-MA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wyden (D-OR)
    Not Voting - 3
    Brown (D-OH) Graham (R-SC) Lee (R-UT)
    http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=2&vote =00119

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