Jeff Sessions Takes Aim at Sanctuary Cities


In a move that has been widely criticized by civil rights groups, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken aim at sanctuary cities. The Trump administration has long been vocal in its opposition to sanctuary cities, which are cities that limit their cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

In a speech to the National Sheriffs’ Association on Monday, Sessions announced that the Department of Justice would be taking action against sanctuary cities. He said that the department would be withholding federal grants from cities that do not comply with federal immigration laws. He also said that the department would be filing lawsuits against cities that do not comply.

The move has been met with criticism from civil rights groups, who argue that the move is an attack on immigrants and an attempt to intimidate cities into compliance. They argue that sanctuary cities are a way for cities to protect their immigrant populations from federal immigration authorities.

The move has also been criticized by some law enforcement officials, who argue that it will make it harder for them to do their jobs. They argue that sanctuary cities are a way for law enforcement to build trust with immigrant communities, which can help them solve crimes and keep communities safe.

It remains to be seen how the Trump administration’s move will play out in the courts. But it is clear that the administration is taking a hard line on sanctuary cities, and that it is willing to use the power of the federal government to try and force cities into compliance.