Today, Thom Tillis introduced commonsense legislation that holds sanctuary jurisdictions in North Carolina accountable for refusing to communicate with federal law enforcement and putting the safety of North Carolinians at risk.
Recently, sheriffs in seven counties (Buncombe, Cumberland, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, Wake) have implemented sanctuary policies that effectively shield dangerous criminal illegal immigrants as the sheriffs refuse to communicate with federal immigration officials or respond to lawful release notification or detainer requests.
Senator Tillis' Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act will hold sanctuary jurisdictions accountable by allowing victims and family members of dangerous crimes to seek compensatory damages from sanctuary jurisdictions that refuse to honor release notifications or detainer request from federal law enforcement.
"Left-wing candidates Cal Cunningham and Erica Smith have been silent on whether they side with reckless sanctuary policies shielding dangerous criminal illegal immigrants or whether they agree with Thom that local officials have an obligation enforce existing immigration laws to keep North Carolina safe," said Tillis campaign manager Luke Blanchat. "Thom Tillis is taking action to hold sanctuary jurisdictions like Mecklenburg and Wake Counties accountable for their dangerous policies. It's time for the Democratic candidates to tell North Carolinians where they stand."
- Contact: Luke Blanchat