DOJ Targeting Sanctuary Cities Where 'Politicians Release Criminal Aliens Onto the Streets'
Sarah Isgur Flores, director of public affairs for the Justice Department, appeared on "Fox & Friends" this morning to announce a new crackdown on sanctuary cities.
She explained they have identified 23 jurisdictions that may not be in compliance with federal immigration law.
"We are sending them a document request. And if they don't answer that, we're sending them a subpoena," Flores said.
"These are the jurisdictions that have politicians that release criminal aliens back onto the street."
She said sanctuary cities accepted federal funds with the understanding that they would cooperate with federal law enforcement.
"If we find out you're not complying with federal law, we're taking the tax dollars back," Flores said.
She explained that they will redirect Byrne grants -- the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions -- to cities that care about law and order.
"Every crime committed by someone who shouldn’t be in this country is a crime that’s 100-percent preventable, and so we are highly prioritizing these sanctuary jurisdictions, urging them to cooperate with federal law enforcement, so that we can lower the crime rates in some of these places," Flores said.
She said the Justice Department will reveal the list of jurisdictions later Wednesday morning.
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