Sanctuary cities cooperate after Sessions threatens to withhold grant funding

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(Worthy News) - The Justice Department is battling in the courts to preserve President Trump’s anti-sanctuary city agenda, but it’s already notched some successes just by raising the issue.

Several major jurisdictions have said they’ll work with federal deportation officers, forgoing previous uncooperative policies, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to withhold federal grant money.

“Just telling people they are getting serious about it has already helped,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies. “In some ways it gives any politicians who were lukewarm on the sanctuary policies some leverage with the city council or whoever it was who imposed the policies.” [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “Sanctuary cities cooperate after Sessions threatens to withhold grant funding”

  1. I don't think the DOJ/AG controls the purse strings on federal funds, whether it's linked to being a sanctuary city or not. That is the job of Congress.

    Even if it were true, you can bet your last dollar that these cities would sue the govt to continue to receive federal funds. Even if this is passed into law by Congress, they will challenge this all the way to the Supreme Court.

  2. Well RoxAnne, we gotta do or try whatever we can. Frankly I'd rather see sanctuary cities buck the AG's demands and then suffer for it by losing $100's of Millions. What's important is that the wave against loosy goosy illegal entry into the U.S. is shrinking. And those that Are here illegally are losing influence.
    Thank God!

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