WINDY CITY TIMES
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On Oct. 20, U.S. Senate Democrats scuttled a GOP-backed measure that aimed to toughen immigration laws.
Voting 54-45, the Senate decided not to advance legislation meant to have so-called "sanctuary cities" such as San Francisco comply with federal immigration laws. Democrats contended that the measure would isolate the immigrant community even more.
In a statement, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Executive Director Kate Kendell, Esq., said "We are relieved that yet another discriminatory congressional attack against the immigrant community in the United States has been blocked.
"It is disappointing, however, that rather than advancing genuine immigration reform that honors the dignity and value of all human lives, irrespective of their country of origin, the Senate would prefer to punish those who are seeking safety, shelter, and freedom from oppression and to unfairly target local governments seeking to combat anti-immigrant discrimination and to ensure the safety of all."
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