On Wednesday, the United States Senate moved to consider legislation to defund “sanctuary cities.” This bill would limit federal funds to cities like San Francisco and Philadelphia when they prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials. As result, we have added the Immigration issue into our scoring system along with the companies that fund the groups advocating for sanctuary cities.
You may remember the story of Kate Steinle who was on a walk with her father on a pier in San Francisco when she was fatally shot by illegal immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez. He was a repeat felon who had been deported five times, and would have been a sixth before committing the senseless murder; yet, because of lax immigration laws in San Francisco, he could not legally be detained.
Our research team found over 50 companies that directly sponsor two organizations that fight for sanctuary cities: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the National Council of La Raza.
Companies you are probably familiar with like Comcast, Bank of America and Walmart even sit on La Raza’s Board of Advisors.