Posts Tagged Sanctuary Cities

Virginia Doesn’t Have Any Sanctuary Cities, But What About Sanctuary Policies?


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Sanctuary cities became one of the hottest issues in the campaign last year. Now it’s become one of the most divisive issues in the General Assembly. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.

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New Attack Ad Brings Sanctuary Cities to Forefront of Governor’s Race


A new attack ad from Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie (right) suggests Democratic candidate Ralph Northam (left) voted in favor of sanctuary cities. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Immigration issues remain a flashpoint in American politics as leaders in Washington debate everything from building a wall to deporting immigrants who are here illegally. Now, as Michael Pope reports, it’s an issue that’s stealing the spotlight in the campaign for governor.


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House Passes Goodlatte Bills to Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities and Undocumented Immigrants


Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Roanoke says its time to crack down on undocumented immigrants and sanctuary cities. (Credit: AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

In Washington, the House of Representatives voted in favor of two immigration bills introduced by U.S Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Roanoke). The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act passed 228 to 195, with three Democrats voting in favor and seven Republicans vote against. Kate’s Law passed 257 to 167, with 24 Democrats voting in favor and only one Republican voting against. Members of the Virginia delegation voted along party lines. Michael Pope has details.

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