Trump has long supported legal immigration, but the recent illegal immigration issues has left him livid. Since the beginning of his campaign, Trump has urged his administration to take powerful strides towards removing the country illegal immigrants and any assistance given to them.
During a recent broadcast of “O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Channel, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, spoke of new possibilities being investigated by the Trump administration to deter sanctuary cities and those considering becoming a sanctuary city. The removal of grant money was one option mentioned that could be used to make being a sanctuary city of less interest.
Sessions clearly stated that these possibilities meant to be “determinantal” are of greatest consideration, but did not give any explanation of what this means or how it could look.
“In the future, we can put requirements on some — right now, under the Obama administration, they sent out grant notices that require people to assert they’re in compliance with the laws and threaten to cut off various funds if they didn’t comply. So, we’ll continue to proceed [with] that and go further.”
Sessions also pointed to the fact that ICE is known for targeting those who do not have a criminal record. This practice is best described by an example of a current known gang member who has yet to be arrested, thus not having a criminal record.