Sanctuary cities endanger not only their own citizens and police but federal immigration officers, Sessions said, yet “have the gall to feign outrage when their police departments lose federal funds as a direct result of their malfeasance.”
The Trump administration has no plans to ease Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ crackdown on sanctuary jurisdictions, despite a fresh round of legal challenges from cities and states, White House officials said Wednesday.
A legal immigrant without a high school degree typically receives $4 in government benefits for every one dollar he pays in taxes. By limiting future low-skill immigration, the RAISE Act has the potential to save U.S. taxpayers trillions of dollars in future years.
The city of Chicago filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice Monday, claiming a DOJ policy withholding federal funding to sanctuary cities is unconstitutional and constitutes blackmail.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed modernizing the nation’s immigration system by favoring new entries who bring needed skills to America.
It is unlikely DHS will be able execute such a massive hiring surge given the stringent security vetting and training requirements necessary to hire law enforcement officers.
These two proposals — doubling down on the Hispanic/Latino racial category, and the creation of an all new one — were made by the Obama administration in late September.
Sanctuary jurisdictions will lose access to certain federal law enforcement grants in 2017 if they prohibit officials from communicating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, block ICE from interviewing jail inmates or fail to notify ICE of the pending release of criminal aliens ICE is seeking to deport.
The Department of Homeland Security released a trove of immigration data Monday showing that the U.S. government gives work permits to millions of migrants not usually counted in annual legal immigration totals.