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Congressman Black Statement on President Trump’s Immigration Orders

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a member of the House Border Security Caucus and author of the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, released the following statement on President Trump’s executive orders authorizing the construction of a US-Mexico border wall and targeting funding for sanctuary cities:

“I’m pleased to see President Trump leading where former President Obama would not. With these orders, he is acting to protect our national security and make good on his promises to the overwhelming majority of Tennesseans who elected him. Americans have compassion for our neighbors abroad but we know that our first responsibility is to protect our fellow citizens here at home. That is the core of President Trump’s ‘America first’ agenda, and it is an agenda that families in my district are eager to see put to work,” said Congressman Diane Black. “As the author of the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act alongside Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), I am particularly encouraged to see President Trump taking decisive action to hold these rogue jurisdictions accountable for playing politics with public safety. While the President’s orders are a bold first step, they should be followed up with meaningful legislation. My bill, which has the support of more than 60 House cosponsors, would withhold billions in federal grants from cities that adopt sanctuary city policies and will ensure that the spirit of President Trump’s executive orders cannot be ignored by future administrations. I hope that Congress will seize this opportunity and pass the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act without delay.”

For more information on the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, click HERE.

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Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. A nurse for more than 40 years, she serves as Interim Chairman of the House Budget Committee and a member of the Ways and Means Committee.