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    States Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities for Illegal Immigrants

    States Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities for Illegal Immigrants
    Monday, November 26, 2007,2933,312897,00.html

    Some states are threatening to take away funding from cities that offer help to illegal immigrants and don't cooperate with federal immigration control officials.

    Sanctuary cities, as they are known, have lax immigration law enforcement policies, allowing illegals to receive government services without verifying their legal status. Supporters contend these policies ensure illegal immigrants will seek police protection and proper health care.

    Detroit, which became a sanctuary city in May, could stand to lose $300 million a year, but local law prevents police from specifically searching for or reporting illegal immigrants.

    "Sanctuary cities are dangerous, they're illegal and they're counterproductive to combating illegal immigration," said Bob Dane, a spokesman for Federation for American Immigration Reform.

    There are 32 sanctuary cities and counties in the United States.

    City leaders in Detroit say while police can assist in specific federal cases, helping nab illegal immigrants among the city's large Latino and Arab populations has drawn racial-profiling accusations.

    Romney Says He Will Penalize States With Sanctuary Cities, Driver's Licenses for Illegal Immigrants Plan to Crack Down on 'Sanctuary Cities' Killed in Senate "When they are carrying out the good faith performance of their duties, they cannot ask any citizen for a passport or any documentation verifying their immigration status," said Ken Cockrell, Detroit City Council president.

    But some state lawmakers want to put the squeeze on Detroit.

    "I do want to give police the power to be able to do their jobs, and their job is to keep the public safe," said state Rep. Kim Meltzer.

    Meltzer proposed a state law that would strip state aid from Michigan's sanctuary cities.

    "If it takes federal financial withholding of dollars in order for politicians and city councils like those in Detroit to reverse these policies, then so be it," Dane said.

    Meanwhile, a House-passed plan to take federal money away from police agencies if they don't help federal agents was killed in the Senate in October.

    FOX News' Steve Brown contributed to this report.
    “In questions of power…let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” –Thomas Jefferson

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    TEXAS - The Lone Star State
    i wish texas would crackdown, but the capital city of texas, Austin, happens to be a sanctuary city

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    Yeah, Dallas is, too.

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