Earlier this month, the Virginia Senate passedcritical anti-sanctuary city legislation, Senate Bill 270 (SB 270). SB 270 prohibits localities from enacting any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration law, and strips funding from any locality that nonetheless adopts a sanctuary policy. Now, SB 270 is waiting to be considered in the full House Committee for Courts of Justice (it has already successfully passed the Criminal Law Subcommittee). We need your help to advance SB 270 through the Virginia House of Delegates!
Please call the House Committee for Courts of Justice Chair David Albo at (804) 698-1042 and ask him to bring SB 270 to a full committee vote.
Tell him that compliance with immigration detainers and local cooperation in the enforcement of immigration law is good public policy. The benefits of anti-sanctuary bills like SB 270 include:
- Furthering the public safety and welfare of Virginia residents and visitors;
- Fighting illegal immigration by eliminating the attraction for illegal aliens to come to Virginia;
- Taking away competition for scarce jobs; and
- Providing ICE with critical assistance to enable it to accomplish its mission to identify and remove criminal aliens who are already in state or local custody.
You can also click here to find contact information for the other members of the House Committee for Courts of Justice. Tell them that they should support immigration enforcement in Virginia TODAY!
For more information about what you can do, contact your FAIR Field Representative.