Gooden introduces Act to defund sanctuary cities Posted in: Columns Cities across America have left their citizens at risk by refusing to follow federal immigration laws. These “sanctuary cities” provide a safe haven for criminals to remain in the United States, unchecked by law-enforcement agencies. Congressman Lance Good-en (R-TX) introduced the Protecting American Lives Act, which would prohibit federal funds from ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!