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Republicans Pass ‘Donald Trump Act’ As Obama Vows Veto

Republicans Pass ‘Donald Trump Act’ As Obama Vows Veto

ABC News ^ | July 23, 2015 | By BENJAMIN SIEGEL

Posted on 7/23/2015, 5:53:51 PM by Oldeconomybuyer

Donald Trump may be thousands of miles from Washington on the Texas-Mexico border, but on Capitol Hill he’s center stage in the fight over illegal immigration.

The bill, which is formally called the “Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act,” would block states and cities from receiving federal law enforcement funding if they have so-called “sanctuary city” practices in place, blocking the enforcement of certain federal immigration laws. It passed today in the House with overwhelming Republican support in a 241-179 vote, with only six Democrats joining the majority.

Democrats have pejoratively labeled the legislation “The Donald Trump Act,” tying the proposal to the volatile presidential candidate and his controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants.

President Obama has vowed to veto the bill.

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