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Sanctuary City Crackdown Begins in Earnest

Sanctuary City Crackdown Begins in Earnest

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 […]

White House defends sanctuary cities, threatens to veto crackdown bill  

 The White House vowed Thursday to veto a bill to punish sanctuary cities, instead calling on Congress to legalize illegal immigrants as the way to solve the problem of criminals who shouldn’t be on the streets. The threat came just hours before the House was expected to pass a bill that would withhold money from […]