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Mapping $27 Billion In Federal Funding Of America's Sanctuary Cities

Article author: 
Adam Andrzejewski
Article publisher: 
Forbes
Article date: 
February 2, 2017
Article category: 
National News
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... Our organization, American Transparency (website: OpenTheBooks.com) was able to identify that number. We found nearly $27 billion ($26.74 billion to be exact) in federal funding (FY2016) for America’s 106 Sanctuary Cities. Our new report, “Federal Funding of America’s Sanctuary Cites” details federal grants and other forms of federal spending that flow to those cities.

Using our OpenTheBooks interactive map, search federal funding by city. Just click a pin and scroll down to review the municipal agencies and entities (FY2016). In fact, the map is quickly shareable to any website by copy/paste of the HTML code.

 

 

Across America, there are over 300 governmental jurisdictions claiming "sanctuary status." Of those governments, there are 106 cities, while the rest are states, counties or other units of government...

Here are the top 10 takeaways from our findings:

  • $26.741 billion in annual federal grants and direct payments flowed into America’s 106 sanctuary cities (FY2016).
  • On average, the cost of lost federal funding for a family of four residing in one of the 106 sanctuary cities is $1,810 – or $454 per person. A total population of 46.2 million residents live in the 106 sanctuary cities according to census data...
  • $15.983 billion in federal funds flowed into just twelve major American cities where 1 in 5 illegal entrants reside (FY2016)...
  • $4.23 billion in federal funding of the 106 sanctuary cities flowed via the ‘direct payment’ type. These payments funded municipal services such as housing, education, community development, and schools.
  • $21.5 billion in federal funding of the 106 sanctuary cities flowed via the ‘grant’ payment mechanism...
     

 

Related

Report: Federal Funding of America's Sanctuary Cities, OpenTheBooks.com, February, 2017.

Interactive map: 2016 Federal Funds to Sanctuary Cities, OpenTheBooks.com, February, 2017.

 

CAIRCO Research

Sanctuary Cities in Colorado and the Sanctuary City of Denver