March 21, 2017
By Alex Pfeiffer
President Trump signed an executive order in late January authorizing the defunding of sanctuary cities, but the White House is unclear about how this will be implemented.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement published a list Monday of 118 jurisdictions that they view as having policies which limit cooperation with federal immigration detainers. However, this might not mean necessarily that these jurisdictions will be ineligible to receive federal grants.
The executive order President Trump signed focused on a law related to localities restricting information about the immigration status of individuals from the federal government. ICE did highlight Monday that Cook County, Ill., home to Chicago, and Philadelphia both release criminals from prison without ICE being notified.
According to Ian Smith, an attorney with the Immigration Reform Law Institute, that would put these jurisdictions in violation of 8 U.S.C. 1373, the law specifically named in Trump’s executive order. … Read the full story by Alex Pfeiffer.
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