Sanctuary cities, counties and states act in direct violation of federal immigration laws by sheltering illegal aliens. Following the lead of President Donald Trump, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on Monday issued a dire financial warning against all locations in the US that continue sanctuary status.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired a broadside at so-called “sanctuary cities” Monday, telling reporters local policies of noncooperation with immigration authorities are “dangerous” and will cost communities federal funding.
In the Trump administration’s most pointed warning yet, Sessions said federal law allows withholding of federal funding to sanctuary cities, and signaled that such measures will soon be taken. Sessions, who took the podium at White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s regular media briefing, warned of a pending crackdown by the administration.
“Such policies cannot continue,” he said. “They make our nation less safe by putting dangerous criminals back on the street.”