On Monday, The Washington Times reported Attorney General Jeff Sessions is planning to crack down on sanctuary cities by withholding over $4 billion from them.
He said more Americans would be alive without the bad policy.
Fox News Insider also reported more on the story.
Sessions said he is urging states and cities to comply with federal law.
“Today I’m urging states and local jurisdictions to comply with these federal laws including 8 U.S. City Section 1373. Moreover, the Department of Justice will require that jurisdictions seeking or applying for Department of Justice grants to certify compliance with 1373 as a condition of receiving those awards.”
He also recommended Maryland not become a sanctuary state, saying it is not good policy.
One reporter asked what recourse the DOJ would take for cities that refused to comply with federal law.
“Well, that’s very disheartening. But I hope the American people and their constituents in their own cities communicate with them.”
Here is a video Fox News Insider gave when he took more questions.
Some prominent cities have already said they would keep their sanctuary city policy.
In November, Fox News tweeted a clip where Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city is not changing anything.
Rahm Emanuel: Chicago "always will be a sanctuary city." pic.twitter.com/V2HFK1lNqm
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 14, 2016
This fight is not over between the federal government and liberal cities defending sanctuary status.
I am just glad we finally have an attorney general who will crack down on this terrible policy.
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