261 “Sanctuary Cities” to Lose Millions in Funding; Here’s The List (includes Oxnard)


The Trump Administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration continues with further pressure on sanctuary cities.

The Daily Signal reports that the Justice Department has confirmed that it will block Byrne Justice Assistance Grants, which account for the lion’s share of federal aid to states and localities for criminal justice, from sanctuary cities, specifically jurisdictions that keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement from talking to local officials and interviewing inmates, or not notifying ICE when they release aliens ICE wants to deport.

It is significant because a large share of the funds awarded in this program go to sanctuary jurisdictions. For example, according to Justice Department records, the four largest grants, and seven out of the top 10 recipients of the Byrne/JAG grants are sanctuaries.

Under the new rules announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, these four top grant-getters (New York City; Cook County, Illinois; Los Angeles; and Philadelphia) are likely to be disqualified from these grants in the future if they maintain their current policies toward ICE.

These cities received more than $10 million in grants in 2016 (CJ Editor’s note: amounts shown are only the funds initially at risk). See the table below for a list of sanctuary jurisdictions that received Byrne/JAG grants in 2016. Sanctuary jurisdictions received $32.7 million in 2016.


So a whopping 261 sanctuary cities are about to feel the squeeze. This move is particularly fitting because, as seen above, among those flouting federal law are the biggest beneficiaries of federal money. If they insist on going without one, they should have no problem going without the other, right? Who can possibly have a problem with that?

Amid all the chaos, failure, and uncertainty on other issues in Washington DC, it’s incredibly reassuring to see the administration continuing to nail the problem of sanctuary cities, while showing no signs of slowing down.

Calvin Freiburger

Source: http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/261-sanctuary-cities-lose-funding

Calvin Freiburger is a Wisconsin-based conservative commentator and 2011 graduate of Hillsdale College. He is also a regular writer for LiveActionNews.org, and has written extensively for numerous other conservative publications. Follow him on Twitter @CalFreiburger, and check out his personal website, ConservativeStandards.com.

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5 Responses to 261 “Sanctuary Cities” to Lose Millions in Funding; Here’s The List (includes Oxnard)

  1. Tom August 4, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    50% of the cities and counties on the list were in California.
    32% of the dollars went to California cities and counties.

  2. William Hicks August 4, 2017 at 9:37 am

    1) How much of the wall can be funded by redirecting these funds that cities/counties/states will be denied?

    2) How well could ICE be able to go after bad actors like MS-13 if they used these funds for litigation and deportation?

    The part that concerns me is that what these sanctuary city advocates will do to recoup these funds by extracting them from their constituents.

  3. Deborah Baber Savalla August 4, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Thank you for writing a short and concise article on this hhuuuggeee event! There was just enough detail in the writing to ensure a reader’s understanding followed by the list which seemed to go on forever! That visual also made an impression on me.

  4. Deborah Baber Savalla August 4, 2017 at 9:07 am

    What’s GREAT is the crackdown! What’s BAD Ventura County’s largest city, Oxnard, is on the list! Write to the Oxnard City Council. Condemn their decision… praise Council Member Bert Perello for standing up and alone among the five members. (The mayor didn’t vote. He was conveniently “absent”.)

    Tim Flynn, Mayor [email protected]
    Carmen Ramírez, Mayor Pro Tem [email protected]
    Bryan MacDonald, Councilman [email protected]
    Oscar Madrigal, Councilmember [email protected]

    Bert Perello, Councilmember [email protected]


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