Attorney General Jeff Sessions is cracking down on sanctuary cities.
Under new policy announced by Sessions this week, sanctuary cities refusing to cooperate with Immigration Control and Enforcement (ICE) face losing federal grants.
From The Daily Caller:
A Department of Justice official told reporters that recipients of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program for fiscal year 2017 will have to comply with a law that mandates the sharing of immigration information to federal officials. It would also permit Department of Homeland Security officials access to detention facilities to meet with immigrants and notify DHS 48 hours prior to release of an immigrant that DHS wants to detain.
Around $380 million is given by the federal government to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies through this grant.
Not only are sanctuary cities providing criminal illegal aliens a safe space from law enforcement, these locations are also creating a dangerous environment for human trafficking and for the ruthless MS-13 gang members.
“So-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes,” Sessions said in a statement. “These policies also encourage illegal immigration and even human trafficking by perpetuating the lie that in certain cities, illegal aliens can live outside the law. This can have tragic consequences, like the 10 deaths we saw in San Antonio this weekend. As part of accomplishing the Department of Justice’s top priority of reducing violent crime, we must encourage these ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions to change their policies and partner with federal law enforcement to remove criminals.”
Sanctuary cities are a public risk to innocent Americans and President Trump is putting the safety of Americans first.