The Trump administration is pulling no punches, warning sanctuary cities funding will be cut for failure to comply with federal immigration laws. Taking the podium today following Sean Spicer, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the DOJ will withhold or “claw back” grants to localities not in compliance.
“The American people know that when cities and states refuse to help enforce immigration laws, our nation is less safe,” Sessions said. “Failure to deport aliens who are convicted of criminal offenses puts whole communities and risk, especially in the very sanctuary jurisdictions that seek to protect the perpetrators.”
Making good on Trump’s promise to publicly shame cities and counties protecting illegals, the DHS published its first weekly list last week of jurisdictions that rejected immigrant detainer requests. The order directed DHS to compile and publicize a list “of criminal actions committed by aliens” and identify any jurisdiction that ignored any federal detainer requests.
The published list covers Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 and contains the cases of 206 unnamed persons who ICE says committed “notable criminal activity,” including drug possession, DUI, aggravated assault and domestic violence.