Buckle up, “sanctuary” states.
Law and order is coming.
Republicans have officially introduced a bill that would prevent states from receiving federal funding from Justice Department (DOJ) grants if they continue to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.
Fox News reports:
Republicans in the House and the Senate are introducing legislation that would block federal funds from states that allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses -- the latest move in an escalating fight over “sanctuary” laws.
The Stop Greenlighting Driver Licenses for Illegal Immigrants Act would block funds to sanctuary states -- which limit local cooperation with federal immigration authorities -- and those that give licenses to illegal immigrants. Specifically, it would 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 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.
It is estimated that states issuing driver's licenses to illegal aliens received approximately $53 million from the program in 2019.
If the bill passes, states that issue licenses to illegals will no longer be elligable for these funds.
The Blaze also confirms that Senator Marsha Blackburn has introduced the bill:
The bill was introduced to the Senate by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).
"Tennesseans know all too well what can happen when illegal immigrants are granted driver licenses," Blackburn said in a statement.
"While Tennessee and many other states prohibit driver licenses for illegal aliens, a growing number of states are moving in the opposite direction and unleashing dangerous open borders policies. Immigrants must follow the proper federal process and obtain citizenship or lawful status before obtaining a state driver license," she added.
"In America, no one is above the law," she concluded.
Republicans, emboldened by Trump's mantra of America First, continue to fight for the rights of all Americans!