WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today released the following statement on his support of legislation to hold sanctuary cities accountable for their failure to uphold our nation’s immigration laws:
“We cannot pick and choose which laws to follow. Unfortunately, that is exactly what is going on in some communities across the country, and President Obama’s directives to stop enforcing certain immigration laws are contributing to this problem.
“Sanctuary cities should be held accountable for their failure to cooperate in the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws. Their lack of compliance has resulted in violent criminals returning to the streets, threatening the safety of our families and communities. Protecting the security of the American public shouldn’t fall along party lines.”