Justice Department gets firm on Jurisdictions about Cooperating with Immigration Enforcement
The Justice Department warned nine jurisdictions, via letters, that they were at risk of losing federal grants if they did not cooperate with immigration enforcement. The Los Angeles Times states:
The [Justice Department] hands out $2.2 billion [grants] each year to localities to support anti-crime efforts.
The following jurisdictions were sent letters: California Board of State and Community Corrections; Chicago; Cook County, Illinois; Las Vegas; Miami; Milwaukee; New Orleans; New York; and Philadelphia.
Each of these jurisdictions has a law or policy that restricts local law enforcement from cooperating with federal agents when it comes to illegal immigration.
We will have to wait and see if the Trump Administration follows up on its threats for not providing aid to “sanctuary cities.”
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