Today’s White House briefing featured the Attorney general Jeff Sessions announcing that the Department of Justice will now be withholding funds from sanctuary cities due to their refusal to follow federal law. This follows the executive order in January that ended federal funds going to sanctuary cities.
This new action was made under Obama administration policy and Attorney general Jeff Sessions says new restrictions may be coming. Despite the rhetorical bluster many of these large cities that refuse to follow the law will not be able to withstand the denial of funding for an extended period of time.
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