Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

Posted April 24, 2017

President Donald Trump has vowed to strip federal funds from dozens of state and local governments that do not fully cooperate with US immigration agents, arguing they endanger public safety when they decline to hand over for deportation illegal immigrants who are arrested for crimes.

Both the city and county support legal efforts challenging Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities. New York City, the largest jurisdiction addressed by Sessions' letters, receives $9 million a year in DOJ grants.

On Friday, the Justice Department announced yet another loud ultimatum against the nation's so-called sanctuary cities, with a testy press release calling New York City "soft on crime", and a round of letters directing officials in eight large cities and Cook County, Illinois, to demonstrate their compliance with federal immigration law.

The jurisdictions include the state of California and the cities of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans. "We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths", the president said on the campaign trail in August.

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Through April 16 the city had seen 74 killings in 2017, according to the police department, which would put it on pace to have the fewest number of murders since it began keeping accurate records on homicides.

A spokeswoman for the California Board of State and Community Corrections said some of the federal funding in question went to local communities after emergencies, including San Bernardino after a mass shooting there in 2015.

In California, where Democrats have waged a defiant opposition to the Trump administration, the state Senate leader, Kevin de León of Los Angeles, charged that it was basing its law enforcement policies "on principles of white supremacy - not American values".

The statement was part of an ongoing dispute between Republican President Donald Trump and cities including NY over immigration policy. "Maybe we should ask them if we're soft on crime", he said. The letter warned that federal grant money could be withheld if the city can't document cooperation.

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They were singled out in a May 2016 report by the Justice Department's inspector general that found local policies or rules could interfere with providing information to immigration agents.

The Department of Justice responded in a later news release that it was criticizing de Blasio's policies, not the officers of the New York Police Department.

Zach Butterworth, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's executive counsel and director of federal relations, said the city drafted its policies in consultation with federal immigration and Homeland Security officials.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has warned that the administration will punish communities that refuse to co-operate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally.

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Justice Department records show New Orleans received almost $266,000 in grant money through the program in fiscal 2016.