At USA TODAY by Alan Gomez --
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with a little help from Congress, will have broad presidential powers
to crack down on "sanctuary cities" that protect undocumented immigrants
from his planned roundup and deportation of millions who are in the
In what could become a major conflict between
the new president and local governments, the showdown likely will result
in legal challenges testing how far the White House can go in
dictating its priorities.
Trump will be armed with a range of
powerful options, including federal lawsuits and the power to withhold
hundreds of millions of dollars in grants that states and cities rely
"The Trump administration can largely get the results it is
seeking and a real meaningful end to most of these sanctuary policies
through a combination of carrots and sticks," said Jessica Vaughan,
director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies,
who has advised the Trump transition team on its immigration
enforcement options. "The point is not to go around whacking all these
little cities and counties, it's to get them to do the right thing. And
for the die-hards, to confront them."