Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Amendment to Stop “Sanctuary Cities” from Harboring Criminal Illegal Aliens

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today introduced his Protecting American Citizens Together Act (PACT Act) as an amendment to S.754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. The amendment would prevent “sanctuary cities” from harboring dangerous criminal aliens by requiring state and local law enforcement to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) following the arrest of an illegal immigrant, and detain an illegal immigrant if requested to do so by ICE.

Additionally, if the Bureau of Prisons receives a request from ICE to transfer an illegal immigrant to their custody, that request will take priority over the request from state and local agencies. Under this legislation, localities will be required to follow the new requirements as a condition of receiving federal law enforcement grants.

“Our nation now has whole cities and states who stand up and willingly defy federal immigration laws in order to protect illegal immigrants who have broken our nation’s laws. This must end and it must end now. My amendment makes it clear, the American people will not stand for cities harboring violent criminals,” Sen. Paul said.

In July 2015, Sen. Paul introduced the PACT Act, S.1764, as a stand-alone bill. Go to: to read the legislation in its entirety.

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