The Justice Department has formally kicked off its long-planned effort to crack down on “sanctuary” jurisdictions, publishing a requirement that cities and counties cooperate with immigration enforcement in order to be eligible for a federal grant.
The Justice Department indicated that applicants seeking funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Programs for the current fiscal year would be notified of new conditions.
“So-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a prepared statement. “These policies also encourage illegal immigration and even human trafficking by perpetuating the lie that in certain cities, illegal aliens can live outside the law. This can have tragic consequences, like the 10 deaths we saw in San Antonio this weekend.” ... Read the full story by Brendan Kirby.