Statement from Representatives Dan Donovan and Peter King on H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act
“Mayor de Blasio's misguided ‘Sanctuary City’ policies have caused Congress to dangerously overreact and threaten the security of millions of innocent people in the New York-Long Island metropolitan area. It’s a cruel irony that security concerns over criminal undocumented immigrants have been given as a rationale for a bill that disembowels the anti-terror apparatus in the world’s top terror target. Cities shouldn’t be able to pick and choose which laws to follow, and there are reasonable consequences that should be considered for those that are unwilling to cooperate with federal authorities. But this bill takes consequences to a dangerous extreme by making New York City ineligible for hundreds of millions of dollars every year that go toward thwarting terror attacks. These dollars have no connection to immigration whatsoever, except for the fact that the NYPD hunts down terror threats and also sometimes arrests illegal aliens.”
-- Republican Representatives Dan Donovan and Peter King represent New York’s 11th and 2nd Congressional Districts, respectively. Donovan and King are both members of the House Committee on Homeland Security.