Tue. Jun 6th, 2023

Loretta Sanchez

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 46th Congressional District


CONTACT: Emily Morris, 202-225-2965, Emily.Morris@mail.house.gov


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) today called out House Republicans for continuing to demonize hard-working, law-abiding immigrant and Latino families and advancing, H.R. 3009 ‘Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act’. Also known as ‘The Donald Trump Act’, this legislation undermines the decisions of local law enforcement around our nation about how to best police, protect and engage with their communities.

“This bill doesn’t create any solutions— it’s another example of how Republicans continue to block comprehensive immigration reform and spread harmful myths that immigrants are threats to the public. Extensive research shows that immigrants are less likely to commit serious crimes than native born citizens.

“Safety is improved by building trust in communities. I believe that local communities and local police are best equipped to determine for themselves which strategies will keep their unique communities safe, not Members of Congress in Washington desperate for media attention.”

The Donald Trump act would withhold from local jurisdictions federal funds that are designated to strengthen public safety, support community policing, and assist crime victims.

Organizations opposing H.R. 3009 include:

  • Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force
  • Major County Sheriff’s Association
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • United States Conference of Mayors/National League of Cities


Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and parts of the cities of Garden Grove and Orange in Orange County. She serves as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and as the second ranked Democrat on the Committee on Homeland Security.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

3 thoughts on “Rep. Sanchez slams the Republican bill regarding Sanctuary Cities”
  1. If you are a law-abiding legal immigrant than you have no reason to fear “the Donald Trump Act”. What amazes me is that so many people are incapable of understanding the difference between legal and illegal. Yes, there is a difference. Just because you managed to haul your butt across the border without going thru legal channels doesn’t mean you deserve the same rights and benefits as the immigrants who did it correctly and legally.

  2. Loretta Sanchez argues: “Extensive research shows that immigrants are less likely to commit serious crimes than native born citizens.”

    I have got to wonder whether this Member of Congress has the mental capacity to understand what she is voting on. What relevance is it if “immigrants” are less likely to commit serious crimes than native-born citizens?

    This bill does not concern legal immigrants who follow the law. It has little if anything to do with illegal immigrants who don’t break domestic laws. It’s meant to reduce government-sponsored killings and crimes like the recent sanctuary city killing in San Francisco.

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