Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sessions threatens to pull sanctuary city and county funding

I live in Cook County, Illinois--which is a cash-strapped county. Five miles south of me is Chicago, a sanctuary city that is functionally bankrupt and a violent crime cesspool too.

If the some federal money is pulled from these places--and others--things could get quite interesting.

But not in a good way.

From the Lowell Sun:
The U.S. Department of Justice will require communities applying for its grants to "certify compliance" with federal immigration law and "claw-back" funds awarded to those who are not complying, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday.

Sessions urged municipalities and states to end so-called sanctuary policies, through which local governments do not enforce federal immigration laws.

"The American people are justifiably angry," he said at a press conference. "They know that when cities and states refuse to help enforce immigration laws, our nation is less safe. Failure to deport aliens who are convicted for criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk -- especially immigrant communities in the very sanctuary jurisdictions that seek to protect the perpetrators."

Sessions focused his remarks on a federal law known as Section 1373, which says a federal, state or local government may not prohibit or restrict any government entity from "sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual."

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