Jeff Sessions’ Latest Attack on Sanctuary Cities Is Probably Illegal
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Jeff Sessions’ Latest Attack on Sanctuary Cities Is Probably Illegal

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced a new policy depriving “sanctuary cities” of federal funds unless they comply with the administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants. The policy creates new criteria for Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grants, which provides hundreds of millions of dollars to state and local law enforcement. Under the new guidelines, cities and state will not be eligible for these grants unless they:

notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials at least 48 hours before incarcerated undocumented immigrants are set to be released, if ICE has expressed interest in detaining them
allow ICE agents to access local jails
abide by a federal law that stipulates that local jurisdictions can’t prohibit their employees from sharing information about immigration status with the federal government Continue reading

Arrests on civil immigration charges are up 38% in 100 days since Trump’s executive order
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Arrests on civil immigration charges are up 38% in 100 days since Trump’s executive order

Originally published by LA Times Federal immigration agents have arrested more than 40,000 people sincePresident Trump signed executive orders expanding the scope of deportation priorities in January, a 38% increase over the same period last year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Thomas Homan said Wednesday that Trump has “opened the aperture” of charges that … Continue reading