[VIDEO] White House Press Briefing: Trump Administration Will ‘Strip Federal Grant Money from Sanctuary States and Cities’ that Harbor
Posted: January 25, 2017 | |
Undocumented Illegal Immigrants
White House Press Briefing FULL 1/25/17 President Donald Trump‘s Press Secretary Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing FULL 1/25/17 President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer President Donald Trump Wednesday moved to strip Chicago of federal funds, making good on a campaign promise to withhold aid from cities that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has repeatedly vowed to remain a sanctuary city despite Trump’s threat — which he said Nov. 16 that he did not expect the Republican politician to fulfill, expecting him to find “other priorities” once in the White House.
It is unclear what the move will mean for Chicago’s budget, or whether it would be approved by Congress.
In a Wednesday news conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the administration will “target illegal immigrants for removal” and “strip federal grant money from sanctuary states and cities that harbor illegal immigrants.” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump will strip federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities like Philadelphia.
The announcement confirms earlier reports that the Trump administration will take a tough stance on sanctuary municipalities, which have policies preventing local law enforcement officials from coordinating with federal immigration authorities unless they have an arrest warrant.
Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday stripping the federal grant money from cities with this policy