LULAC Applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Decision to Withdraw Controversial Sanctuary Cities Bill

LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr. has issued the following statement in response to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision to pull the Sanctuary Cities Bill from a scheduled committee mark-up:

“The ‘Stop Sanctuary Cities Bill’ is yet another attempt by anti-immigrant members of Congress to push forward radical legislation instead of enacting comprehensive immigration reform. The bill would have undermined attempts by local communities to build trust between the immigrant community and local law enforcement, and would have forced more immigrants back into the shadows. LULAC hopes that Congress will look past piecemeal approaches to immigration reform and instead, focus on enacting comprehensive immigration reform that does not penalize hard-working immigrant families.”