Monday, November 21, 2016
Priebus: Trump considering fund cuts for sanctuary cities
At NYPOST by Marlsa Schultz --
Donald Trump’s team is standing by a proposed crackdown on New York City and other municipalities that help shelter undocumented immigrants from deportations.
Trump’s newly named chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday Trump is “looking into” cutting millions of funding to so-called sanctuary cities on Day 1 of his presidency.
“That’s something for the new administration to decide and something that we’re going to all be working on and looking into,” Priebus said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Host Jake Tapper specifically asked about Los Angeles’ refusal to work with federal agents on deporting half a million in undocumented immigrants and yet still receiving $500 million in federal funding.
Priebus implied that cities can’t have it both ways: ignore federal law, and then ask for federal money.