February 15, 2018

Manchin Cosponsors Toomey Amendment to End Sanctuary City Policies

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) cosponsored Senator Pat Toomey’s (R-PA) amendment to the immigration vehicle that would end sanctuary city policies. This amendment would withhold certain non-law enforcement federal grant funds from "sanctuary cities" – cities that forbid their local law enforcement officers from cooperating with federal immigration officials. 

“Today I cosponsored Senator Toomey’s amendment that would withhold federal funding from cities that provide special protections for illegal immigrants,” Senator Manchin said. “Allowing cities to flaunt the rule of law sets a dangerous precedent, and worse, these policies prevent us from finding and deporting criminals and convicted felons who are re-entering the country illegally. I have repeatedly voted in support of legislation that would hold sanctuary cities accountable and I am proud to join my colleagues on this amendment to uphold the rule of law.”