CHANEY PITCHES BILL BANNING SANCTUARY CITIES IN IDAHO | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


CHANEY PITCHES BILL BANNING SANCTUARY CITIES IN IDAHO

Representative Greg Chaney (R-Caldwell) introduced a bill in the House State Affairs Committee aimed at protecting Idaho communities by prohibiting local policymakers and law enforcement from becoming “Sanctuary Cities” or counties.

Chaney pointed out that most immigrants were of the sort he described as some of the “hardest working, most family oriented and God-fearing people” who were “valuable members of the community.” However, Chaney said, not all who enter the country do so with good intentions. Just how many can’t be measured, he said, without proper enforcement and vetting—matters of federal jurisdiction that cities and counties shouldn’t be trying to block.

The bill would require that law enforcement check for and comply with immigration holds when arresting someone for a violation of Idaho law. The bill would withhold state sales tax distribution funds from cities or counties that make a policy of ignoring or obstructing federal immigration policy.

“Our laws matter, our borders matter, our safety and security matter,” Chaney said.

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