President Trumphas praised the mayor of Miami-Dade after he ordered the city’s jails to comply with the crackdown on ‘sanctuary’ counties.
Donald Trump has issued an executive order directing federal agencies to take away funding from self-proclaimed ‘sanctuary cities’ that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.
The memo effectively means that Miami-Dade can no longer be considered a safe port for immigrants in the country illegally.
President Trump has since tweeted his support for the decision.
‘Miami-Dade Mayor drops sanctuary policy.
Right decision. Strong!,’ he wrote on Thursday.
Last year, the county refused to detain around 100 illegal immigrants wanted by the authorities, on the grounds that it would have cost $52,000 our of their $7 billion annual budget.
But the country receives millions in federal funding for elderly care, homeless shelters and more, according to the Miami Herald.
‘I want to make sure we don’t put in jeopardy the millions of funds we get from the federal government for a $52,000 issue,’ he said. ‘
Donald Trump has issued an executive order directing federal agencies to take away funding from self-proclaimed ‘sanctuary cities’ that limit cooperation with immigration authorities
Unlike cities like San Francisco, Miami-Dade never officially labelled itself a ‘sanctuary’, but since 2013 has refused to indefinitely detain inmates who are in the country illegally and wanted by ICE.