Warning of threats to public safety and national security, House Republicans moved ahead Thursday on two bills to crack down on illegal immigration, a key priority for President Donald Trump. One bill would strip federal dollars from self-proclaimed “sanctuary” cities that shield residents from federal immigration authorities, while a separate measure would stiffen punishments for people who re-enter the U.S. illegally. Trump often railed against illegal immigration during his presidential campaign, and his support for tougher immigration policies is crucial to his voting base.
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