A New Justice Department Funding Rule Cracks Down on Sanctuary Cities

Sessions joins Spicer for the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington

In an continued effort to crush undocumented immigration, the 45th president, Donald Trump, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced a new funding policy that would limit federal grants to sanctuary cities for funding law enforcement.

During the announcement, Sessions maintained in a statement, “So-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes.”

Session continued stating, “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.”

“From now on, the Department [of Justice] will only provide Byrne JAG grants to cities and states that comply with federal law, allow federal immigration access to detention facilities, and provide 48 hours notice before they release an illegal alien wanted by federal authorities.”

The Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) provides police departments money to buy equipment and items of protection used in law enforcement.

For more information on the Justice Department policy and announcement, see: Justice Department Announces New Funding Rules in Attempt to Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities

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