Less than a week after undocumented immigrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was acquitted for the 2015 shooting of Kate Steinle in San Francisco, a member of Congress is responding with a new bill taking aim at sanctuary cities — and the politicians who govern them.
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) introduced the Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians Act, the politician announced in a statement on Monday. The bill takes aim at sanctuary cities by holding lawmakers who shelter undocumented immigrants from deportation criminally responsible.
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If found in violation of “working to obstruct federal immigration enforcement efforts,” Rokita’s statement notes, politicians could face a punishment of five years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.
“The American people are rightfully infuriated watching politicians put their
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