The Trump administration, under the direction of President Donald Trump, has been trying to crack down on illegal immigration, which was allowed to run rampant under Barack Obama.
To the dismay of millions of liberal Democrats, construction of a border wall/fence has been partially funded by Congress and is already started. Immigration officials are hiring thousands more Border Patrol agents and have already stepped up the arrest, detention and deportation of illegal aliens.
The Trump administration has also been taking action to force sanctuary cities to comply with federal law and stop protecting illegals. A liberal judge blocked Trump’s order to cut federal funding to sanctuary cities, but the administration has found a new way around that blockage.
In response to the demands of the Trump administration, Miami-Dade County was one of the first counties in the nation to drop their sanctuary status and comply with federal immigration laws. It seems they are about to be rewarded for their compliance.
Miami-Dade County invited the fury of activists when it became the first in the nation to give up its “sanctuary” status for illegal immigrants – but the decision, it seems, might be paying off.
Republican Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he has received a letter from Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General Alan Hanson confirming the county’s compliance, a requirement to receive certain DOJ funding. As a result, he announced the county remains “eligible” for a nearly half-million dollar grant.
The statement appeared to refer to an existing grant, noting the money already is being used to boost the local police department’s “intelligence gathering and police operations with investments in technology and specialized equipment.” But the DOJ letter indicates the county’s immigration decision could clear the way for future funding as well…
The best way to force sanctuary areas to comply with federal immigration laws is to arrest every official responsible for voting to be a sanctuary city or county. They can all be charged with being complicit with violating federal immigration laws for protecting illegal aliens. Once a number of these leaders are arrested and jailed, it won’t take long to rid the nation of sanctuary locations.