Patriot Journal reports:
With liberal lawmakers pushing to violate federal law, the Trump administration is finally fighting back. The DOJ has announced it will do more than just deny sanctuary cities future grants.
The evidence is overwhelming of the negative impact of illegal immigration. They import drugs and violence into the country. They jeopardize national security. And illegal immigrants drain public resources, while depriving Americans of jobs.
Yet liberal politicians still undermine the President by protecting these criminal aliens. Sanctuary cities and now states refuse to cooperate with federal law enforcement in deporting aliens.
Trump has promised retribution in the form of cutting off federal funds. Now we are learning the DOJ might actually demand back funds they granted them.
From The Federalist Papers:
How much is pandering to illegal immigrants really worth to the state of California? We may be about to find out.
Fox News reports that the Trump Justice Department has given California and its Democrat Governor, Jerry Brown, an ultimatum: you can be a sanctuary state that flouts federal immigration law or you can keep the federal tax dollars flowing … but you can’t have both:
Department of Justice Officials tell Fox News this situation could result with future federal grants being withheld from California, that threat has been a common thread in this ongoing story. However DOJ officials also tell Fox they could “clawback” funds already awarded to the Golden State.
For instance California received more than $18 million in federal grants from the Department of Justice in 2016, funds DOJ officials say could be subject to a “clawback.”
How much can California stand the lack of federal cash? Considering how much it depends on federal grants to fix its infrastructure, fund its government, and provide needed services, they won’t last long.