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Washington - Justice Dept. Tells 9 Sanctuary Cities Grant Money At Risk

Published on: April 21, 2017 01:01 PM
By: AP
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Washington - The Trump administration is moving beyond rhetoric in its effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

The Justice Department is forcing nine communities to prove they are complying with an immigration law to continue receiving coveted law enforcement grant money.

The department sent letters Friday to places its inspector general previously identified as having rules limiting the information that can be provided to federal immigration authorities. They include California, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia.

Officials there must provide proof from an attorney that they are following the law.

It is an extension of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ repeated threats to crack down on sanctuary communities by denying or stripping them of grant money.



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 Apr 21, 2017 at 01:19 PM Secular Says:

California is not a city

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 Apr 21, 2017 at 04:43 PM Anonymous Says:

Good. Now, let these cities lose their federal grant money, reduce their law enforcement activities, wreck their images for their constituents, and find public officials who will respect the law. I also envision some court cases in which I hope to see the cities that are breaking the law to be held criminally liable.

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 Apr 22, 2017 at 07:17 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

If a city breaks the law it ought to be hauled into court. If a city, or a state, simply have legal policies that the Federal government does not like, the central government must generally yield to the localities. I see this administration does not want to take this matter to court. This would indicate they have no case.

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