Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces Coming Crackdown on Sanctuary City Funding

"Such policies can not continue", Sessions said.

On Monday, Sessions warned again that cities that refuse to detain undocumented immigrants will face consequences - apparently ignoring critics who argue that asking local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law could violate the U.S. Constitution.

Sessions said the Justice Department will require compliance with immigration laws in order for the cities to receive grants through the Office of Justice Programs.

Many prosecutors and police in cities across the USA have said that undocumented immigrants have begun avoiding law enforcement officials at all costs since the new administration announced its crackdown on immigration, sometimes even declining to testify in court and report crimes.

"As my office's legal guidance makes clear, President Trump lacks the constitutional authority to broadly cut off funding to states and cities just because they have lawfully acted to protect immigrant families".

"When cities and states refuse to help enforce immigration laws, our nation is less safe", Sessions said during today's briefing, according to CBS News.

It would bar the use of local or state resources to assist in enforcement of federal immigration law.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks during the daily White House press briefing on Monday.

Nationwide, $4.1 billion was awarded by the Justice Department in grants for local policing, Sessions said.

Sessions answered the question indirectly saying, "Well you know, Maryland is talking about a state law, to make the state a sanctuary state".

Section 1373 prohibits localities from obstructing federal immigration enforcement, but does not require those jurisdictions to perform the duties of federal immigration agents. In the news conference, Sessions painted a picture of violent criminals on the loose, stating that "countless Americans would be alive today" if it weren't for sanctuary cities and states.

The report also noted one case in Westchester County on February 1.

Reporter: What about the Eric Garner case and the white supremacist that killed the black man in NY? New Orleans, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York City, which were all singled out as possibly noncompliant by the Justice DepartmentĀ“s inspector general last year, collectively received $15 million in the past fiscal year for projects including crime prevention, and a missing childrenĀ“s task force.

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