Sanctuary cities place more importance on ‘relationships with illegal immigrant communities” than the safety of citizens
On Tuesday, the Justice Department issued a new warning to sanctuary cities telling them to cooperate fully with federal immigration agents in order to receive federal law enforcement grant money. The Justice Department hopes enforcing these requirements will help them crack down on MS-13 and other violent transnational gangs.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said jurisdictions that don’t allow federal agents into their prisons and jails, and that refuse to give at least 48 hours’ notice before releasing illegal immigrants, will lose money.
“This is what the American people should be able to expect from their cities and states, and these long overdue requirements will help us take down MS-13 and other violent transnational gangs, and make our country safer,” he said.
But a number of cities and counties have balked, saying they should be able to get the funding while also deciding what level of cooperation to offer. They say that being forced to help federal agents poisons their relationship with their immigrant communities.
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