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originally posted by: Ripper777
a reply to: Profusion
I live in Los Angeles and I am absolutely against our mayor declaring us a sanctuary city and blowing off Trump's warning to stop federal funds.
If someone wants to allow the law to be broken, that is their prerogative but don't risk and gamble with money law-abiding citizens are depending on. I need our damn subway system to be finished and construction is only going forward thanks to 2 billion in matching federal funds.
And when we win the 2024 Olympics, it would be nice to actually recieve Federal backing unlike the '32 and '84 Games which was paid for by citizens & local companies entirely because Washington simply wasn't interested both times. Trump has already said he would love to back the games if we get them.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
Truth is trump doesn't even know what he can or cannot do.
He's a bully who bullied his way in the real estate business and he believes he can still do that.
Didn't he also threaten to defund Berkley because students there didn't want to hear his crap in a Breitbart presentation?
Yes the protests were unnecessarily violent. No denying that but to say he's going to defund the university because students protested just shows he doesn't know what he can or cannot do.
This past two weeks have been surreal.
Why is OJP using Byrne/JAG grant funds to enforce 8 U.S.C. § 1373? Authorizing legislation for the Byrne/JAG grant program requires that all grant applicants certify compliance both with the provisions of that authorizing legislation and all other applicable federal laws. The Office of Justice Programs has determined that 8 U.S.C. § 1373 (Section 1373) is an applicable federal law under the Byrne/JAG authorizing legislation. Therefore, all Byrne/JAG grant applicants must certify compliance with all applicable federal laws, including Section 1373, as part of the Byrne/JAG grant application process.
As OJP has previously stated, o ur goal is to ensure that JAG and SCAAP recipients are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including Section 1373 .
After Culberson met with officials within the Justice Department and made clear that their financial situation could become strained if they refused to cooperate, the department released guidance notifying all U.S. jurisdictions that they must comply with all federal law — including 8 U.S.C. 1373 — in order to receive federal grants. “I’ve effectively created an off-switch that Attorney General Sessions and President Trump can throw at noon on January 20 to cut off all federal law-enforcement grants to these cities,” Culberson tells National Review.
According to Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, three federal grants in particular would be in question for sanctuary cities: the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), which provides reimbursements for the expense of incarcerating illegal aliens; Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), which funds community policing efforts; and Byrne-JAG grants, which fund miscellaneous spending for state and local law-enforcement agencies.
Though the federal government cannot legally compel states to comply with federal law, it is permitted to use financial rewards or incentives to encourage states to comply. This precedent was established in the 1992 Supreme Court case New York v. United States and has been upheld and strengthened since, and thus the Justice Department’s guidance in this instance clearly falls under constitutional precedent, Culberson reasoned.
Culberson says that other appropriations subcommittee chairmen have been supportive of his work on this issue and are interested in encouraging federal departments under their authority to issue the same guidance to all jurisdictions.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
Most of the money that California gets is for health and human services. More than half as a matter of fact.
It gets transportation grants and education grants. Grants to run government programs. Grants for corrections and rehabilitation, environmental protection, natural resources. Which of these could possibly contain language to the effect of do what I tell you or else???