Tag: sanctuary state

US Sanctuary States Handing Out Millions in Unemployment Benefits to Illegal Aliens

An investigation conducted by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has found that sanctuary states in the United States are dishing out millions of dollars worth of taxpayers’ money to illegal immigrants. Illegal aliens are ineligible for federal unemployment benefits, with the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) requiring U.S. states to take precautions to prohibit…


Bill to Repeal California’s Sanctuary State Law Fails to Pass

California state lawmakers recently voted down a bill that would have repealed the state’s sanctuary state law that shields illegal immigrants from federal immigration authorities. The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted down AB 1708 on April 19 in a 2–3 vote, with Assemblymembers Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) and Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) voting in support. “Sadly, I…


Maryland Governor Vetoes Sanctuary State Legislation

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan vetoed a bill passed by the majority Democrat legislature that would make Maryland a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants, along with other bills that the Republican said would make his state less safe. Hogan vetoed 4 bills including HB 16, which is sanctuary state legislation that would hinder local law enforcement’s…


South Carolina Gov. Signs Open Carry Bill Into Law

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill into law this week that will make it legal in the state for concealed weapon permit holders to open carry their firearms. McMaster announced on Twitter that he had signed into law the Open Carry with Training Act, which goes into effect on Aug. 15. “I will…