Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has introduced legislation to empower Capitol Hill police to enforce immigration law. This would allow them to arrest illegal aliens who protest in Washington. Said King, “The Capitol Police, a federal law enforcement agency, do not have explicit statuary authority to enforce our immigration laws. Without clear authority, they are not investigating the immigration status of protesters opening claiming that they are here illegally while disrupting committee proceedings and shutting down congressional offices.” The congressman added that it makes no sense to seek an end to sanctuary cities when Capitol Hill offices “serve as sanctuaries for lawlessness.”
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