Sanctuary cities will be losing federal funding

Washington Examiner:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the Trump administration would cut off all funding to sanctuary cities and work to "claw back" funds from jurisdictions that choose to ignore federal immigration requirements.

"Failure to deport aliens who are convicted of criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk," Sessions said during a rare appearance in the White House briefing room. "The vast majority of the American people support this common sense requirement."

Sessions said cities that knowingly refuse to detain undocumented immigrants who are "known felons under federal detainer requests" will face consequences from the Department of Justice moving forward.

"Today, I am urging states and local jurisdictions to comply with these federal laws," Sessions announced. "Moreover, the Department of Justice will require that jurisdictions seeking or applying for Department of Justice grants to certify compliance with [the immigration law] as a condition of receiving those awards."
What those responsible for sanctuary cities are doing is wrong and they should be held accountable for it with not only loss of funding but potential criminal liability if they release someone who commits another crime.  Victims of those crimes should be able to sue the government and its responsible officers who refuse to cooperate with ICE.  

The money saved from this defunding should be used to build the border wall.


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