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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump admin pitches stricter rules on ‘sanctuary cities’: report

The Hill 
By Mark Hensch
May 23, 2017

The Trump administration’s budget proposal contains a change in federal rules aimed at pressuring so-called “sanctuary cities” into helping enforce federal immigration laws, according to a new report.

According to the proposal, jurisdictions that do not hold people in jails at the federal government’s request will risk losing millions of dollars in grant money, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

The budget language reportedly mandates that jurisdictions hold suspected undocumented immigrants in jails for up to 48 hours.

The proposal is aimed at helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have more time to get such individuals for possible deportation. State and local governments that do not comply may lose grant funds from the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday released a memo which did not mention detainers, but did offer a definition for “sanctuary jurisdictions.”

The definition states that “sanctuary jurisdictions” will be those that “willfully refuse to comply” with a federal law requiring federal, state and local government agents to share individuals’ immigration status with immigration authorities.

Sessions said in the memo that jurisdictions that match his definition will be ineligible for grants from DHS or DOJ.

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