Study: Sanctuary Jurisdictions Risk $870 Million

Article CAIRCO note: 
Sanctuary for illegal aliens is both unethical and illegal
Article author: 
Brendan Kirby
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Article date: 
14 March 2017
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National News
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Some 600 cities and counties  — plus a handful of states — risk about $870 million in federal law enforcement grants as a result of “sanctuary” immigration policies, according to a study by a liberal-leaning think tank.

The Center for American Progress, founded by former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, released the report last week. It tracks funding under five major programs...

The report lists five major programs the Trump administration could use to yank funding for jurisdictions that fail to honor requests by Immigration and Customs Enforcements officials to hold illegal immigrants slated for deportation:

  • The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program, which helps states and local government with a range of criminal justice needs.
  • U.S. Economic Development Administration grants, which help “economically distressed areas” with public works projects and other economic development opportunities.
  • The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which reimburses jurisdictions for the costs associated with detaining immigrants.
  • The Community Development Block Grant program, which helps states and cities fund housing, infrastructure and business development projects.
  • The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, which provides funding to allow law enforcement agencies to hire additional community policing officers and staff, as well as technical assistance support...