Sessions DOJ Imposes New Cooperation Mandates Cutting Grants To Sanctuary Cities

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The Justice Department made it official on Tuesday with their announcement that sanctuary cities will not be receiving grant money. Only those cities which allow immigration officials jail access and notification of potential deportees being released will receive funding awards. The funds are generally used for a variety of needs, such as bulletproof vests and body cameras.

In announcing the policy, Attorney General Sessions stated, “So-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes. These policies also encourage illegal immigration and even human trafficking by perpetuating the lie that in certain cities, illegal aliens can live outside the law.”

Sessions cited the example of the recent death of ten illegals in the back of a semi-truck in San Antonio as an example of the potential impact of sanctuary policies, that they “can have tragic consequences.”

At stake for the scofflaw governments are Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistant Grants — or Byrne JAG grants — which will only go to ICE-friendly cities and states which honor ICE detainers. They are also requiring 48 hours notice prior to illegal alien inmates being released. 

AG Sessions said, “This is what the American people should be able to expect from their cities and states, and these long overdue requirements will help us take down MS-13 and other violent transnational gangs, and make our country safer.”

The sanctuary jurisdictions had plenty of warning the these changes were coming. UPI notes that “In April, Sessions sent letters to several cities and states with sanctuary policies, including the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as well as officials in New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York and Cook County, Ill., which includes Chicago.

“Local leaders in those places have resisted federal mandates to turn over evidence of undocumented immigrants when they are identified by law enforcement. Some of the cities have passed local laws prohibiting police and corrections officials from turning over people in the country illegally.”


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10 Comments on Sessions DOJ Imposes New Cooperation Mandates Cutting Grants To Sanctuary Cities

  1. well.
    but i myself have been frustrated by his lack of concern of NOT REOPENING the case against Clinton and others.
    and trump if he really has a problem over Session he NEEDS TO KEEP IT PRIVATE BETWEEN HE AND THE AG.

  2. Sessions is doing his job, with love for the American people and Love for the President and his policies. And the job he’s doing is a great one! I believe that he’s doing the right thing, though I still feel for President Trump. It’s gotta be so very hard being under attack constantly. Somehow we have to let our President know how much we care about him, and that we’ve got his back. I personally don’t do social media sites, but I have written to the President. I hope he gets the email, and I hope he understands how much I, and others like me, care.


    • Kelleigh Nelson // July 26, 2017 at 8:13 pm // Reply

      Or any foreign country, all are illegal according to the Constitution. That is why so many are urging passage of that horrid Balanced Budget Amendment, because it changes the Constitution and allows this unconstitutional spending, and if they can’t balance the budget, they simply raise taxes. No one reads these bills, and Balancing the budget sounds so good. These people want to open and destroy the Constitution. And their followers just believe them without doing homework. I want to scream!

  4. Kelleigh Nelson // July 26, 2017 at 11:40 am // Reply

    Good. Realize people that if Giuliani takes Sessions’ job, that Rudy is pro illegal immigration and pro-sanctuary cities…and pro-abortion (depending on who he’s married to). Be careful. We need Sessions, he’s a southerner, they are slower and more methodical. He should never have recused, and he can un-recuse, but I am dismayed at our President taking this public. This should be a private matter between Trump and Sessions and be held at a one-on-one dinner in the White House residence.
    Sessions gave Trump Steve Miller, and he fought like hell for Trump from day one. You do not treat a supporter like Trump is treating Sessions publicly…it lacks class.
    I love both these men, but Trump is acting like he’s having a tantrum.
    He is blaming Sessions for not going after Hillary when he reneged on his promise to LOCK HER UP after the election…he even said it would be divisive for the country. You can’t have it both ways!

    What a mess.

    • CARLOS DESOUZA // July 26, 2017 at 5:04 pm // Reply

      I agree with you, Kelleigh, that Trump did not seem keen to lock Hillary up after the election. It certainly appeared that way. A criminal should be locked up irrespective of what the President thinks or does not think. This power that US Presidents have to pardon criminals does not make sense to me.
      I also agree with you that Trump should not have taken the spat with Sessions public. Sessions HAD TO RECUSE himself. Remember, this is Jeff Sessions, not Eric Holder 🙂 Sessions is an honorable man who does what is right.

    • I agree with what you said, for the most part, Kelleigh. Giuliani made a statement that really stuck in my mind, “Some of the hardest working and most productive people in this city are undocumented aliens.”. That, to me, is a slap in the face to all Americans and legal immigrants, that reside in this city.I like Jeff Sessions but his recusal was not necessary, though. Look at Lynch. She most certainly should have recused herself but didn’t even think about doing so. Had she recused herself, there were to many that would have fallen out of the closet, though. Sessions, I believe, thought he was doing the right thing which speaks volumes about his integrity compared to Lynch. I have mixed emotions his recusal. Now, as it stands with Mueller loading his team with Democratic donors, the investigation has, indeed, become a which hunt. Sessions needs to unrecuse himself and find out what, if any, collusion has been found, fire Mueller and his Demo team and end the fiasco about Russian collusion. Then, after all of that is said and done, go to an investigation that SCREAMS collusion- Clinton, Wasserman, Depesto(sp)and most importantly, Hussein! It is a mess, friend.

      • Kelleigh Nelson // July 27, 2017 at 8:10 am // Reply

        Hang on to your hat, I think there’s lots more that will come out. Do you actually believe that a staunch by-the-book man link Sessions would put up with the abuse Trump is sending if they didn’t have a bigger plan or bigger picture…let’s wait an see. i think the media is being played, may be wrong, but I’ll wait and watch

        • It’s too strong, I think so too – I’m thinking the un-recusal thing but who knows, but it’s looking that way.

          • Kelleigh Nelson // July 27, 2017 at 8:34 am //

            Rick, I think the two of them have gotten together and they’re doing a coup of their own…let’s wait and see. A man like Sessions, a southern gentleman wouldn’t put up with the stuff Trump has dealt unless they were planning something… I’m thinking we’re all wrong, and I hope that’s the case. Trump is a gentleman, a class act. Would a woman like Melania who is brilliant and beautiful marry a guy who is classless…no way. Something smells, they’re doing something, dunno what it is, but I have a hunch that the barn yard dog with the big teeth, Scaramucci, has something to do with this…

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