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Senator Heitkamp Votes to Protect Funding for Sanctuary Cities

Senator Heitkamp Votes to Protect Funding for Sanctuary Cities

While her latest Republican challenger, Congressman Kevin Cramer, basks in national attention stemming from his decision to run for the Senate, incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp quietly cast a vote to protect funding for sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities, for the uninitiated, are communities which refuse to cooperate with federal authorities in identifying and apprehending illegal immigrants.

Prison Official: North Dakota Not at Risk of Losing Federal Funds Over “Sanctuary City” Actions

Last week it was reported that the Department of Justice would be notifying jurisdictions that they would be losing federal funds if they didn’t cooperate with federal authorities in identifying and apprehending illegal immigrants. “Today, the DOJ notified local and state law enforcement agencies across America that they will no longer be eligible for federal

Heidi Heitkamp Protects Funding for Sanctuary Cities With Filibuster Vote

In the Senate today there was a vote on the┬áStop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, legislation introduced by Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania. If passed the legislation would have stopped “a sanctuary jurisdiction from receiving grants under certain Economic Development Assistance Programs and the Community Development Block Grant Program,” per the description at the

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Grand Forks Herald: Heidi Heitkamp Vote To Filibuster Sanctuary City Sanctions Was "Misguided"

Earlier this week I flagged a vote by Senator Heidi Heitkamp to filibuster legislation which would put federal sanctions on so-called “sanctuary cities” which flout immigration laws. It was an interesting vote for Heitkamp, both in that it continues her utter hypocrisy on the filibuster (she was against filibusters until she was in the political

Heidi Heitkamp Votes To Filibuster Bill Defunding Sanctuary Cities

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp – who won a narrow election victory in 2012 with a campaign that was, in part, based on opposition to filibusters – voted for another filibuster today. This time it was legislation introduced by Senator David Vitter of Louisiana aimed at so-called “sanctuary” communities which do not cooperate with the

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