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House passes bill to crack down on 'sanctuary cities'

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WASHINGTON (AP) -

The House has approved legislation aimed at punishing so-called "sanctuary cities" like San Francisco that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
    
The bill is a response to the shooting death in San Francisco of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly by an immigrant with multiple criminal convictions who was in the country illegally.
    
The legislation passed on a largely party-line vote of 241-179 on Thursday. The bill would block some federal funding for communities that don't cooperate in providing immigration information to federal authorities.
    
Republicans called it a needed response to Steinle's death.
    
But Democrats called it a punitive attack on immigrant communities - and accused Republicans of following Donald Trump's lead in demonizing Latinos.

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