WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed, with bipartisan support, H.R. 3009, Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act. Upon passage, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, released the following statement:
“As a proud Franco-American, I have always believed that legal immigration is good for America, however, illegal immigration is not. America is a nation of laws and we must enforce our laws to the fullest.
“That is why I voted in support of the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act. Those who come to our Country, illegally, and repeatedly break our laws should not be allowed asylum. Our federal immigration laws are in place to help protect our local towns and communities – they must be fully enforced.
“Additionally, I recently cosponsored a bill that will require illegal immigrants, who have been convicted of sexual assault, to register on the Sex Offender Registration list.
“While Maine is no longer a sanctuary state, I will continue to monitor this situation and ensure our Nation’s laws are fully enforced.”