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Cortez Masto Files First Bill Aimed At Trump's 'Sanctuary City' Order

Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto filed a bill today that would roll back President Donald Trump’s executive order to defund sanctuary cities and counties.

The legislation is expected to face strong opposition in the Senate, where Republicans hold a 52-48 majority over Democrats.

Trump signed the executive order last month ordering the Homeland Security and Justice departments to withhold funding from local governments that do not alert state or federal authorities about a person’s immigration status.

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It will be the first bill she has filed as a senator.