“Sanctuary Cities have known since last summer that this day of reckoning was coming.”
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday it will be forcing nine communities to prove they are complying with an U.S. Immigration Laws in order to continue receiving coveted law enforcement grant money.
The Department of Justice sent letters to nine jurisdictions requiring proof of compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373. Unless the recipients can prove they are no longer thwarting Homeland Security’s efforts to deport illegal immigrants, the Trump Administration put the country’s top nine sanctuary bodies on notice that they could soon have to give up some federal funds.
“The Attorney General’s actions today will make our communities safer, and ensure that dangerous criminal illegal aliens will be deported immediately after they serve their sentence. I applaud Attorney General Sessions for moving rapidly, and decisively, to cut off Federal Law Enforcement Funding to Sanctuary Cities,” said Cong. John Culberson earlier this afternoon, following an announcement by the Trump Administration that it is moving beyond rhetoric in its effort to crack down on Sanctuary Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.