HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) today formally introduced her legislation to allow those injured by illegal immigrants to sue so-called “sanctuary cities” and municipalities that refuse to co-operate with federal immigration officials.
State Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) responded to a letter from City Council President Darrell Clarke, rejecting his request that she reverse her position opposing sanctuary cities.
State Rep. Martina White (R., Phila.) on Monday sent a response to a courteous letter from City Council President Darrell Clarke on Feb. 6. His letter asked her to not reintroduce legislation making "sanctuary cities" liable for personal and property damage caused by undocumented people living in the city. White’s district is in the Northeast.
In an effort to take a stand against President Trump, Democrats across the country have been embracing sanctuary cities. This would allow unauthorized immigrants to defy deportation measures taken by the federal government.
President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday cracking down on sanctuary cities and building a wall on the Mexican border - a hallmark of his campaign. It’s an announcement that Trump supporters have long awaited, and that immigrant groups have been bracing for.
WHAT: Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) will take the oath of office as state representative in the 170th Legislative District.