Sessions Not Allowing Sanctuary Cities to Participate in Crime-Reduction Program
  [Friday, August 11, 2017 6:10:00 AM]
AP
U.S. cities that refuse to step up efforts to focus on crimes committed by undocumented immigrants will not be allowed to participate in a new crime reduction training program unveiled earlier this year by the Justice Department, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

In making the announcement, Sessions singled out four local police departments that had expressed interest in the new Public Safety Partnership Program, saying they first had to answer a list of questions by August 18 confirming they do not have any "sanctuary" policies to shield illegal immigrants from possible deportation by ensuring they will allow federal immigration officials access to local jails.

"By protecting criminals from immigration enforcement, cities and states with so-called 'sanctuary' policies make all of us less safe," Sessions said.

The four police departments that must respond are Albuquerque, New Mexico; Baltimore, Maryland; and San Bernardino and Stockton, California.

Sessions' announcement reflects part of a broader policy push by President Trump to crack down generally on illegal immigration.

The president has urged Congress to support funding the building of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and the administration has moved to dramatically widen the net of illegal immigrants targeted for deportation.

Sources: (
Newsmax, NBC
)
As the Lord leads, please pray:
• For members of the Justice Department as they focus on crime prevention
• For the Trump administration as they work on immigration issues
• That government officials at all levels will enforce the nation’s immigration laws
CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone:(Toll Free) 866-433-PRAY or 866-433-7729 (Press 1 for Member Services)
Fax: 480-347-2691
Mail Address: The Presidential Prayer Team,PO Box 4140, Scottsdale, AZ 85261
Email Address: Info@PresidentialPrayerTeam.org
© Copyright 2001-2017, The Presidential Prayer Team, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Presidential Prayer Team name and seal are trademarks of The Presidential Prayer Team, Inc.

Prayer Watch Settings