Congressional Republicans introduce bill to pull funds from states that give illegal immigrants drivers licenses

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), lead a bicameral move to introduce the, “Stop Greenlighting Driver Licenses for Illegal Immigrants” bill.

The legislation is being introduced in the Senate by Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. It is being co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.; Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga.; Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Mike Rounds, R-S.D. Meanwhile, in the House, Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., is introducing companion legislation. That bill is co-sponsored by 21 other members.

The Stop Greenlighting Driver Licenses for Illegal Immigrants bill will “restrict certain federal grants for States that grant driver licenses to illegal immigrants and fail to share information about criminal aliens with the Federal Government.”

Fox News reports the bill would specifically, “halt Justice Department (DOJ) grants, in particular those awarded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, which is a top source of federal criminal justice funding for states.”

The bill is being introduced as the fight over sanctuary legislation becomes more prominent in Washington. President Trump recently spoke on the issue during his State of the Union saying, “The United States of America should be a sanctuary for law-abiding Americans, not criminal aliens.”

The full Fox News report can be seen here.


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