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Eleanor Holmes Norton

D.C. drawn into 'sanctuary cities' debate

WASHINGTON The House has voted to limit funding for so-called "sanctuary cities," but one lawmaker is pushing to take further action in the District of Columbia, dictating specific policies for law enforcement. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, has introduced The Safer D.C. Act, declaring that D.C. is a "sanctuary city," or a jurisdiction with policies that shelter undocumented immigrants. "The Constitution explicitly vests Congress with exclusive jurisdiction over the District of Columbia � and we should take action," Gohmert said. "Therefore, at the very least, Congress must use our explicit constitutional power to ensure that at least the District...