Thursday, January 26, 2017

Trump order stops federal funding to "sanctuary cities"?

One Trump order would stop federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities — a loose term that refers to communities that shield undocumented immigrants from deportation — unless the money is related to law enforcement.
Image: Immigrant family
Isabel Sandoval, an undocumented immigrant, and her daughter, Marisol, during a vigil in Los Angeles in June. Eugene Garcia / EPA
"These jurisdictions have caused immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our Republic," the order reads. "Many aliens who illegally enter the United States and those who overstay or otherwise violate the terms of their visas present a significant threat to national security and public safety."
The action also directs the hiring of 5,000 new border patrol agents and would triple the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
A separate order redirects Homeland Security money to erect a "very large" wall on the southern border with Mexico, along with more detention facilities along the border.
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