Senator Dick Black (R-13) has sponsored a bill that would allow crime victims to sue sanctuary cities in Virginia if an illegal alien was the perpetrator of the crime. The bill, SB1262, has been passed out of committee on a 7-6 vote.
It is hoped the bill will discourage cities from becoming sanctuary cities for illegal aliens. Crimes like burglaries, car accidents, and rape would be covered. As it stands now victims of these crimes have no one to sue because illegal aliens rarely have assets. Senator Black said,
However, if you’re talking about a locality that has been complicit in letting this person use their locality as a sanctuary, then you are going to have deep pockets, and the locality is going to have to pay the price,
Senator Black does not want to hurt local counties but hold them responsible for harboring illegals. Senator Black said:
“My objective is not to hurt localities. My objective is to make sure they comply with the law,”
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