According to sources, it looks like Steve Bannon (White House Cheif Strategist) is going to start Congress working towards implementing the Davis-Oliver Act. This controversial act will directly effect immigration numbers, management and reform in America.
The Act allows law enforcement grants from sanctuary cities to be restricted, increase immigration enforcement by local authorities, and raise the penalties for several immigration crimes. many people describe it as the “perfect implementation of immigration reform”.
Although the Act has been floated as a possible solution since it was first introduced in 2015, then President Obama had no interest in the plan and it was quietly ushered away. But it’s back, and with the mighty Steve Bannon pushing it, we may just have some proper rules laid down.
According to the Daily Caller:
The White House did not immediately respond to an inquiry about how much of a priority the Davis-Oliver Act is or if the administration has a timeline regarding when they would like to see it introduced in Congress.
The Davis-Oliver Act was introduced by Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy and then-Sen. Jeff Sessions, and was praised by law enforcement and immigration-reductionist groups. The National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers both supported passage of the legislation, which was named after two California police officers who were killed by an illegal immigrant.
NumbersUSA called it the best bill to address sanctuary cities and Center for Immigration Studies executive director Mark Krikorian told TheDC Wednesday that it’s “good news” the White House is hoping it gets passed.