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How sanctuary cities work and what might happen to them under Trump - Washington Post
Experts are skeptical that Trump could fulfill his pledge to eliminate all federal funding from sanctuary localities, citing a Supreme Court ruling that funding can only be withheld if it is relevant “to the federal interest in the project.” Cities, counties and states with sanctuary policies get federal money from dozens of different departments, most of which are not related to immigration.

Law enforcement grants administered by the Justice Department are one place the administration could look to cut — and they’re already a target. In May, the department investigated grant recipients based on potential violations of a federal statute that requires local agencies to share information on inmates with the federal government. The statute does not specifically address detention requests. Torrey said local departments are in compliance if they keep the lines of communication open, whether or not they honor detention requests.
january 2017 by BetsyRC

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