WASHINGTON: Justice Dept. Intensifies Effort To Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities sending letters Friday to nine jurisdictions threatening to withhold grant money unless they document cooperation – #AceNewsDesk -@AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.21: The Trump administration intensified its effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, sending letters Friday to nine jurisdictions threatening to withhold grant money unless they document cooperation – #AceNewsDesk

Justice Dept. Intensifies Effort To Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities

The letters went to officials in California and in major cities including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans, all places the Justice Department’s inspector general has identified as limiting the information local law enforcement can provide to federal immigration authorities about those in their custody.

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

In a statement Friday, the Justice Department said the recipients of its letters are “crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime.”

The letters…

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