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S. 3100 (114th): Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act

About the bill

A “sanctuary city” is a city that protects illegal immigrants from federal or state prosecution, either by expressly prohibiting or never requiring legal inquiries about immigration status. There are more than 300 sanctuary cities in the United States.

There have been many Republican attempts to prevent sanctuary cities. The latest is S. 3100, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, which would withhold certain federal grants from sanctuary cities. The bill was introduced last week on June 27 and made it past committee the next day. While it may receive a Senate vote, the White House has threatened to veto similar previous bills.

What supporters say

Many sanctuary cities have another, more controversial, practice to protect illegal immigrants convicted of crimes from being deported. An immigrant arrested for an unrelated …

Sponsor and status

Patrick “Pat” Toomey

Sponsor. Senator for Pennsylvania. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016
Length: 10 pages
Jun 27, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on July 6, 2016.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


7 Cosponsors (7 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Inhofe Votes for Immigration Legislation to End Sanctuary Cities, Increase Penalties for Criminal Illegal Immigrants
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK, 1994-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 6, 2016

Corker Votes to Advance Legislation Deterring Sanctuary Cities
    — Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN, 2007-2018] on Jul 6, 2016

Sen. Burr Statement on Senate Democrats Filibuster of Kates Law and Sanctuary Cities Bills
    — Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC, 2005-2022] on Jul 6, 2016

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Jun 27, 2016

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 6, 2016
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

S. 3100 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3100. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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