White House Dismisses Congressional Proposals to Block Funds for Sanctuary Cities

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said he doesn’t take Republicans proposals to block federal funding from sanctuary cities seriously.

Congressional proposals to restrict funding came up after a previously deported illegal immigrant, Francisco Sanchez, allegedly murdered Kate Steinle in San Francisco, one of many sanctuary cities across the country.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Earnest said Wednesday the comprehensive immigration reform proposal from 2013 increased penalties for illegal...

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