Politicians in the nation's capital are very "proud" that the city ignores federal laws.
So said Washington D.C.'s delegate to Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton to a group of protestors on Thursday, according The Daily Caller.
“We are proud to stand with our immigrants, documented and undocumented alike. Donald Trump has worked up Republicans around the nation into an anti-immigrant frenzy that the Republican House has been eager to take up,” Norton said to protestors.
“We will not allow Republicans to reach undemocratically into our city to deport our hard-working Latino and other immigrants, who contribute so much to our city,” she continued.
The crowd was protesting two bills currently being debated in Congress, including a bill to fine D.C. officials who fail to report illegal immigrants to the Department of Homeland Security. If an individual is in this country illegally, DHS would be required to issue a detainer and city law enforcement would then be required to hold them in custody for up to 48 hours.
Just last week, the House voted to strip sanctuary cities of federal funds in reaction to the death of Kate Steinle, a young woman murdered by an illegal immigrant who was deported multiple times.