New Front on Sanctuary Cities

Aug 7, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions launched a new front on sanctuary cities on Thursday. The DOJ’s Public Safety Partnership (PSP) program will be “limited to those jurisdictions the ‘show a commitment to reducing crime stemming from illegal immigration.’” To participate in the PSP program, jurisdictions will have to take “certain measures to cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security.” Federal authorities will have to be permitted to enter jail facilities and notifying federal authorities 48 hours before a suspected illegal alien is released. Attorney General Sessions pointed out the case of the illegal alien who had been deported twenty times and then allegedly sexually assaulted an elderly woman in Portland. “By protecting criminals from immigration enforcement, cities and states with so-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe,” said Sessions.