Miami-Dade County mayor heeds Trump’s call, effectively ending ‘sanctuary’ status – Los Angeles Times

“Miami-Dade Mayor drops sanctuary policy. Right decision. Strong,” the president tweeted Thursday night.

In several sanctuary cities, from Boston to Los Angeles, local leaders have vowed to fight Trump’s executive orders.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told reporters Wednesday that he doesn’t believe the federal government can stop funding Los Angeles, citing the 10th Amendment, which addresses the powers of state and federal governments.

In 2017, the city is set to receive about $500 million from the federal government to pay for, among other things, port security and anti-gang programs. Trump’s executive order does not specify which funds would be targeted.

During his campaign, Trump repeatedly promised to strip federal funds from sanctuary cities.

In addition to speeding up the deportation of convicts, the orders Trump signed this week also call for quick removal of people in the country illegally who are charged with crimes and waiting for adjudication as well as those who have not been charged but are believed to have committed “acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense.”

“We are going to get them out, and we’re going to get them out fast,” Trump said Wednesday while speaking before employees at the Department of Homeland Security.


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