Sessions says he’ll punish sanctuaries, cities could lose billions of dollars

The Trump administration officially put sanctuary cities on notice Monday that they are violating federal laws and could lose access to billions of dollars in Justice Department grants if they continue to thwart efforts to deport illegal immigrants.

And counties and cities that have taken money in the past, despite refusing to cooperate with federal agents, could have that money clawed back, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. That would mean Chicago, Philadelphia and other prominent sanctuaries would not only lose money going forward, but might have to pay back tens of millions of dollars from their treasuries.

But Mr. Sessions didn’t say when he would actually start withholding money, making his announcement more signal than substance — and leaving Democrats to argue he was trying to change the subject from White House controversies and the failed Obamacare repeal effort on Capitol Hill.

“Countless Americans would be alive today — and countless loved ones would not be grieving today — if the policies of these sanctuary jurisdictions were ended,” Mr. Sessions said from the White House, saying the time is ripe to take action.

37 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Jean Langford M. says:


  • dmttbt says:

    just do it and don’t wait to see who is in charge before anything is done. It does not matter who is in charge, do it and then bring the charges. it is not like there will not be a way to find out who the mayor or governor was. i believe they have a list of those names somewhere.

  • snowyriver says:

    That is not punishment.. That is – – if you want to break the law, we will not fund your activities.

  • Mys77 says:

    I cannot believe that the citizens of these sanctuary cities are supporting what these mayors are proclaiming! What bs.

  • Cliff says:

    Travel at your own risk when entering

  • Cliff says:

    Post large warning billboards enter at your own risk

  • Rick D. says:

    Maybe we can put the money we save to good use by allocating it to building the wall. Something tells me that these bold-speaking liberals will whimper-down and start ‘stepping and fetching’ to do what they can to not lose funds.

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      Took the words right out of my mouth friend!!

      1. Cliff says:

        Was your Grandfather a Medical Doc??

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          No Sir, but was a business owner!

          1. Cliff says:

            Sorry: knew a Doc by the name of Stewart and married a Gal who is a Stewart “Scottish relatives!! Loved the “Black Watch” and Bag Pipes!

          2. Rodney Steward says:

            Well that is my Heritage, Scottish, and I have my Crest on the wall !! 🙂 Love it too my friend!! And on my mother’s side, I have Cherokee Indian!! 🙂

    2. Retired says:

      The biggest problem is our ACLU that sticks their nose into politics.

  • John Lock says:

    $ 60 billion per year is one estimate, so if the President builds the wall for $ 50 billion we make a $ 10 billion profit the first year and the a $ 60 billion debt reduction each year thereafter.

  • justinwachin says:

    Local governments should uphold and enforce federal laws. There are plenty of opportunities for a person to enter our country legally. If the person is willing to break the law to enter the United States we need to consider that may not be the only law they will break.

    1. John Lock says:

      The Constitution places the Federal government in a position where they must defend States from invasion.

      1. Anouk says:

        Well done!

  • Ramon1710 . says:

    “Democrats to argue he was trying to change the subject from White House controversies”
    The dumbocrats just can’t waste enough hot air babbling about alleged and unfounded Russia connections, pretending Hilldog didn’t give the Russians 20% of our uranium for personal gain.
    How about Sessions sues the mayors of the crime harboring cities, or at least indicts them for aiding and abetting law breakers. Jail time and fines are needed.

  • McFerguson says:

    Outstanding! But, I’d like to see more legislative action, if necessary, to hold governing officials – that is, the dolt that makes the decision for his city, county or state not to comply with federal officials acting under the authority of law – personally and financially responsible for the actions of a criminal alien who inflicts bodily harm or injury to a lawful resident of that community. In other words, the person who impedes federal law in a given community IS directly responsible for any negative actions that arise therefrom. “Period,” right Obozo! This whole idea of abdicating the rule of law is mind-numbingly stupid. And it’s a liberal concoction, of course, where the law is applied based on identity politics, i.e., the law will be applied or not applied based on who one is. And, ILLEGAL aliens have now become a prized constituent of the democrat party…

    1. harry says:

      do that then the democrats will lose even more voters. i can understand
      the illegals point .i would vote for anyone that gave me all this free stuff.

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        Stop the FREE STUFF, they will leave!

        1. Dee says:

          Rodney I believe you’re right . From all over they come here because the last idiot was handing out everything on Our Tax Dollars . It’s a no wonder were at 20 trillion in debt . I love that Our New President and His People will work tirelessly to get Us Our Country Back and follow the Rule of Law !

          1. Anouk says:

            Well said Dee! I agree with you. President Trump is indeed working tirelessly to make America great again.

          2. Rodney Steward says:

            So true, our Real American President is a workaholic and it a true patriot and loves this country, but we have to many people having trouble trying to cope with this, like the ones that are not use to doing anything but make backroom deals! Like McCain, McConnell and Graham, all were Obama lap dawgs!

          3. Cliff says:

            tried to break us and weaken our Military and feed our kids slop and bring in African disease

          4. Rodney Steward says:

            Yes Sir, and thanks to the illegals and his muslims we have more diseases!

          5. Retired says:

            That is why they run to Democrat controlled major cities and states .

        2. Murph68 says:

          Agree, but I’d go one step further. Hold the companies that are employing illegals accountable for their actions. If the illegals aren’t given free stuff AND can’t find employment, there will be zero incentive for them to come to the U.S.

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            I totally agree my friend, they’d have no reason to be here!!

          2. Retired says:

            Tell that to the UN who pushed people into the EU and US. Remember how many green cards Obama ordered ???

          3. Rodney Steward says:

            YESSSS!!! The UN is the real enemy for the world, always pushing for some kind of control from gun control to climate change!! We’ve got trouble ahead pretty soon friend, they’ve been WAYYY to quiet!!

          4. Retired says:

            They also have a new leader this year plus EU elections coming up , so they are kind of nervous about losing France and Germany leaders. I am not sure if the Austria leader vote has taken place , there was something that went wrong with that election.

          5. Rodney Steward says:

            The EU and UN is basically the same, and if all of Europe don’t wake up and get out and stop following all their crazy rules, they’re finished, they’ll fall to islam!! Europe fell for the gun control scam and now look at them, infested with the death cult from he$$ !!

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  • TexRancher says:

    Excellent! Just look at the money we won’t be spending on ILLEGALS for housing, medical, education, food stamps and others if this leads to meaningful enforcement! Return this country to rule of law!

    1. Nancy D says:

      The Mexican government hands out pamphlets instructing it’s citizens on how to seek government services once in the U.S. and the USDA Food Stamp program (SNAP) has pamphlets printed in spanish that state:
      “You need not divulge information regarding your immigration status in seeking this benefit for your children”.

      I can’t wrap my head around how everything got this messed up!

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