Multiple AGs: DOJ Lacks Authority to Deny Byrne-JAG Funding to Punish Sanctuary Cities

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Schneiderman added, “They cannot punish a locality simply because it won’t comply… Attorneys General will continue to fight back against the Trump administration’s draconian immigration policies that threaten our communities and our safety.”

Furthermore, he stressed that “protecting public safety goes hand in hand with building trust with immigrant communities.” The local enforcements in cities across New York have proven that.