This was one of the issues which sent Trump to the White House and he’s already tackling it. Press Secretary Sean Spicer said today that Trump may strip federal funding from sanctuary cities and states.
The Washington Examiner reports:
White House: Trump executive order will ‘defund’ sanctuary cities
President Trump will direct his secretary of homeland security to examine ways the administration can suspend grants to so-called “sanctuary cities,” or areas where law enforcement agents do not enforce immigration laws, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday.
“What the executive order does is, it directs the secretary to … look at funding streams that are going to these cities … and figure out how we can defund those streams,” Spicer said of an executive action Trump was expected to sign later in the day.
Spicer dismissed suggestions that Trump would seek to deport children who were brought into the country illegally by their parents. Those individuals, known as “dreamers,” are protected under an Obama administration executive order.
Here’s a video of Spicer addressing the issue:
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Remember when Trump said he would act fast once he was in office?
Put your seat belt on, America!