Press Release, Rokita.house.gov, December 4, 2017
Rep. Todd Rokita
Dec 4, 2017 Issues: Defense and National Security
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
Rokita Introduces Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians Act
Legislation Will Enact Criminal Penalties for Politicians Obstructing Federal Immigration Enforcement Efforts
Washington, DC — Congressman Todd Rokita introduced the SLAP Act (H.R. 4526, the Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians) to hold lawless state and local politicians accountable with criminal penalties for working to obstruct federal immigration enforcement efforts:
“The American people are rightfully infuriated watching politicians put their open-borders ideology before the rule of law, and the safety of the people they represent. Politicians don’t get to pick and choose what laws to comply with. Americans are dying because politicians sworn to uphold the law refuse to do so,” Congressman Rokita said. “It’s time the federal government gets serious about enforcing immigration laws and holding politicians accountable who conspire to break them.”
Violators of this law could be sentenced to 5 years in federal prison and be fined up to $1 million. This elitist mentality that everyone is not equal under the law must come to an end. These politicians want one set of rules for hard working Americans, but a different set of rules for illegal immigrants, and themselves.
Congressman Rokita opposes amnesty, supports building a wall and securing the border and voted for Kate’s Law to crackdown on sanctuary cities.