Eric Garcetti says House immigration bills 'do nothing' to make us safer


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Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a pair of bills cracking down on illegal immigration an sanctuary cities, but Mayor "Gridlock" Garcetti isn't too thrilled with them.

He says the measures go against the spirit of "cooperation" that Los Angeles has built with its immigrant communities.

The Mayor said:

“Safety in our city depends on a spirit of trust, cooperation and partnership that we have built carefully over decades in Los Angeles. The policies that guide our officers’ interaction with immigrants are well within the law, and the legislation passed today in the House would do nothing to make our communities better or safer.”

He added that lawmakers need to spend more time fixing the country's "broken" immigration laws:

“Congress should turn its attention toward the comprehensive immigration reform that America needs and deserves."

What's he talking about? In his mind fixing the nations broken immigration laws just means letting illegal aliens get whatever they want. 

The House voted 228-195 to pass “The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act," which would penalize cities that take certain actions limiting work done by federal immigration officials.

It would allow federal funds to be withheld from cities and jurisdictions that prevent their officers from working with ICE.

The House also voted 257-167 to pass "Kate's Law," which would put harsher penalties on illegal aliens with felonies who return to the U.S. after being deported.

"Kate's Law" is of course named after Kate Steinle, who was shot and killed two years ago in San Francisco by an illegal alien who had been deported 5 times and had a long rap sheet.

Hopefully both of these bills can get the further approval needed to get to the President's desk.

Read more at L.A. Daily News.


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