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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) joined the Minnesota Republican Congressional delegation in sending a letter to Governor Tim Walz highlighting a number of concerns with the DFL’s efforts to make Minnesota a Sanctuary State.

Recently, DFL legislators introduced the North STAR Act, legislation that would give Minnesota ‘Sanctuary State’ status, thus prohibiting local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement and banning state government officials from enforcing civil immigration laws.

The letter reads (in part), “The “Sanctuary City/State” experiment has proven to be an utter failure. These states and municipalities have become overrun with illegal immigrants and have used public schools, recreation centers, and parks to shelter these individuals. Now, residents in certain parts of the country are being asked to shelter illegal immigrants in their homes. We would like to remind you of the terrorist recently caught in Minneapolis who entered our country illegally through the southern border. Minnesotans do not need more crime and unknown terrorists in their towns and cities.

“This experiment is also costly and dangerous; “Sanctuary” status costs taxpayers billions of dollars. Minnesota is already one of the highest-taxed states in the nation. We advise you against increasing the economic stress of the citizenry by gifting their hard-earned tax dollars to illegal immigrants.”

Read the full letter HERE.