Justice Department gives 29 ‘sanctuary’ cities, states until Dec. 8 to prove compliance with immigration law

by Kelly Cohen
November 16, 2017

The Department of Justice on Wednesday told Illinois, Oregon, and Vermont and 26 “sanctuary” cities and counties around the country that they were found to have “laws, policies or practices” that violate federal immigration laws, and that failure to demonstrate compliance by early December could mean reduced federal grants.

The new jurisdictions range across the nation, and include big cities like Seattle and Los Angeles, as well as smaller ones like Lawrence, Mass.

The department warned the 29 jurisdictions in separate letters that in order to continue receiving public safety grants under the Justice Department’s Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, the jurisdictions must prove compliance with Section 1373 of 8 U.S. Code by Dec. 8.

“I urge all jurisdictions found to be potentially out of compliance in this preliminary review to reconsider their policies that undermine the safety of their residents. We urge jurisdictions to not only comply with Section 1373, but also to establish sensible and effective partnerships to properly process criminal aliens,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement.

6 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Pete says:

    Strangulation by a thousand delays in delivery of funds.
    Federal suits against the offending entities to reclaim funds already delivered (breach of contract).
    Approval of new grants held up until compliance requirements are met.

    Just three of options available, Those locations love the courts, keep them tied up in litigation at every opportunity. The DOJ can shop judges as easily as the progressive/socialists & their pockets are a lot deeper than the sanctuary cities.

  • Marilynn Reeves says:

    There should have NEVER been any of these cities. Obey the law or do without funds.

  • bobnstuff says:

    This will end in court and the Trump administration will lose.

    (b)Additional authority of government entitiesNotwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, no person or agency may prohibit, or in any way restrict, a Federal, State, or local government entity from doing any of the following with respect to information regarding the immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual:
    (1)Sending such information to, or requesting or receiving such information from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
    (2)Maintaining such information.
    (3)Exchanging such information with any other Federal, State, or local government entity.

    As long as those cities comply with the letter of this rule they are doing all they must. Local and state law enforcement officers can’t be forced to enforce federal laws, the SCOTUS has already ruled on it. Thank you Texas and your gun laws.

    1. chw2000 says:

      For once you’re correct. It WILL end up in court. However, Trump will NOT lose. You are still the ass hole of all ass holes. Go molest some more little boys ass hole!

      1. bobnstuff says:

        It’s all read been to court and lost. The Feds can’t make locals enforce their laws for them. Printz_v._United_States
        I see you are still obsessed with sex and still trying to project your dreams on others.

      2. bobnstuff says:

        It’s all ready been to court and lost. The Feds can’t make locals enforce their laws for them. Printz_v._United_States
        I see you are still obsessed with sex and still trying to project your dreams on others.

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