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Border security bill aims to cut sanctuary cities funding

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn announced he and three other Republicans (John Barasso, Ron Johnson, Thom Tillis) are introducing a border security bill Thursday that would:

  • Expand resources to our borders;
  • Pressure sanctuary cities to cooperate with federal and law enforcement authorities, or else have federal funds withheld;
  • End catch-and-release, a policy that has allowed immigrants caught in the U.S. without proper documentation to live freely;
  • Increase penalties for drug trafficking offenses.