Saturday, June 2, 2018

Trump Administration Funds Sanctuary Cities Despite Pledge, Angering Supporters

President Donald Trump repeatedly promised to stop giving federal money to cities that refuse to cooperate with U.S. agencies trying to enforce immigration law.
But his embattled homeland security secretary recently awarded nearly $1.7 billion in grants, some related to immigration, to states and localities across the nation, including so-called sanctuary cities, according to three people with knowledge of the grants.
Kirstjen Nielsen authorized the grants despite objections of her top staff — a decision that has angered supporters who trusted Trump to make good on his campaign pledge.
“If you want to cut off sanctuary cities, then cut them off,” said Ralph King, a Trump supporter in Bedford, Ohio, who co-founded the national conservative group, Main Street Patriots. “If you don’t want to enforce the federal laws of this country ... you don’t get the federal funding.”
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