AG Jeff Sessions Cracks Down on Sanctuary Cities

The NY DAILY NEWS reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday doubled down on his tough talk against so-called sanctuary cities, reiterating the Trump administration’s intention to withhold certain funds if those cities don’t comply with federal immigration laws.

“Unfortunately, some states and cities have adopted policies designed to frustrate the enforcement of our immigration laws. This includes refusing to detain known felons under federal detainer requests, or otherwise failing to comply with these laws,” Sessions said during brief remarks to reporters Monday.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlined Monday how the Trump administration will use federal funds to crack down on “sanctuary cities” and states that choose not to comply with federal immigration laws, as it has threatened to do since January.

The comments came after the Trump administration has made a concerted effort to pressure the so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions as part of its aggressive push to enforce immigration laws.

The term refers to jurisdictions like major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia that have policies in place that limit cooperation in enforcing federal immigration laws and protect local immigrant populations. One of the biggest areas of disagreement between cities and the federal government is over allowing federal immigration officers to make arrests in local jails and prisons.

USA TODAY

2 thoughts on “AG Jeff Sessions Cracks Down on Sanctuary Cities

  • March 28, 2017 at 12:47 am
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    I do know one thing and that is the fact that the U.S. taxpayer is under NO OBLIGATION TO TAKE IN ANYONE FROM MEXICO, SOUTH AMERICA OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY EDUCATE THEM SUPPORT THEM HOUSE THEM OR PROTECT THEM FROM ICE PICKING THEM UP AT THE COURT HOUSE, JAIL OR ANYWHERE ELSE. IF THEY ARE ILLEGALLY IN THE U.S. DEPORT THEM, IF THEY BROKE THE LAWS, DEPORT THEM WHICH THEY HAVE DONE OR THEY WOULD NOT EVEN BE HERE!!! THERE NEEDS TO BE A LAW PASSED THAT MAKES ANYONE SNEAKING OVER EITHER ONE OF OR BORDERS EITHER NORTH OR SOUTH A FELONY.

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  • March 28, 2017 at 4:16 am
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    Law abiding tax paying American citizens in this country are expected to comply with the law. How do these politicians I’ll call them things,how do these things come to the conclusion that people braking the law by illegally entering the U.S.A are exempt from the law? Who’s pocket are these things in? All you have to do is look at their faces on national TV and you could write a whole book on corruption. These things are obviously being controlled by an outside entity. Just because these things sold their souls to the devil doesn’t mean that their state has to go to the devil. God bless Jeff Sessions,the man is guided by the moral light that made this country great.

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