Of 30 Sanctuary Cities, 29 Received Federal Grants Despite Trump Administration Threats

While the Trump Administration vowed to withhold some federal grants from jurisdictions who allegedly weren’t working closely enough with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 29 of the 30 places targeted will still get their money, according to The Associated Press. The U.S. Justice Department’s disclosure Friday that all of these jurisdictions have either received, or been approved to receive, federal law enforcement grants comes in the wake of court decisions that undermined the policy shift. The threats to funding cuts escalated in late 2017, when former Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent letters to these 30 areas which allegedly had “sanctuary policies,” which he said might violate federal law. The jurisdictions receiving this federal money range in size from Los Angeles to Burlington, Vermont, per the AP.