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President Trump released his budget proposal on Thursday which included in it a call to cut $210 million in federal funding to sanctuary cities according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Los Angeles Times reported:
Trump wants to slash $210 million in federal reimbursements to state and local jails that hold immigrants convicted of crimes while in the country illegally. The Trump administration called the program “poorly targeted,” adding that two-thirds of the money goes to only a handful of states, including California and Illinois, “for the cost of incarcerating certain illegal criminal aliens.”
The money, awarded by the Department of Justice, can make up a sizable portion of budgets for state and local police and sheriff’s departments.
Trump, who promised weeks before he was elected to “cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities,” appears to be using it as a cudgel to force those local governments to comply with his administration’s efforts to deport people who are in the U.S. illegally.
You have to hand it to President Trump, he sure does know how to get things done with or without the cooperation of outside parties.
It’s time for the illegals to go.