Crawford Votes to End Sanctuary Cities

Jun 29, 2017
Press

Washington – Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) this week voted for and the House passed the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004). Both bills address sanctuary cities, which are cities that refuse to follow federal immigration law and harbor illegal immigrants.

Following the passage of both, Representative Crawford released the following statement:

San Francisco and other cities that don’t cooperate with law enforcement do so at the peril of their own citizens. If those “sanctuary” cities want to continue receiving federal funding, then surely a condition of receiving that funding should be complying with federal law. Cities shouldn’t necessarily pick and choose which laws they like to enforce, particularly when their defiance puts American lives at risk.

H.R. 3003 cuts off certain federal grants for cities that have sanctuary policies, strengthens current laws aimed at preventing sanctuary cities, and mandates illegal immigrants arrested for drunk driving and other dangerous crimes are held by law enforcement during their removal proceedings. 

H.R. 3004, which is named after Kathryn Steinle, stiffens penalties for deported felons who return to the Unites States. 

Recent Posts


Crawford Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov) Crawford Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution 1/18/2024 Washington — At the precipice of a partial government shutdown, the House and Senate approved a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government funded at last year’s spending levels until early March while negotiations for full year funding continue. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) […]



Dec 18, 2023
Economy

Crawford Statement on Acquisition of U.S. Steel by Nippon Steel Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov) Crawford Statement on Acquisition of U.S. Steel by Nippon Steel Corporation 12/18/2023 Washington — Today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01), Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, released the following statement in response to the acquisition of U.S. Steel by Nippon Steel Corporation. “Today’s announcement regarding the acquisition of U.S. Steel by […]



Dec 14, 2023
Press

Rep. Crawford Statement on Passage of FY24 NDAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov) Rep. Crawford Statement on Passage of FY 24 NDAA 12/14/2023 Washington — Today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) voted to support H.R. 2670, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024. “It’s vital that we pass this piece of legislation every year to ensure that our troops are properly equipped and trained […]