Sanctuary cities that reject federal law and coordination for illegal immigrants are now begging for federal help to combat the wuhan virus. Sanctuary cities receive over 27 billion each year from the federal government giving president donald trump significant leverage over cities such as new york and san francisco to enforce.
This move is particularly fitting because as seen above among those flouting federal law are the biggest beneficiaries of federal money.
How much money goes to sanctuary cities. 26 741 billion in annual federal grants and direct payments flowed into america s 106 sanctuary cities fy2016. Titled federal funding of america s sanctuary cities the report examined 106 sanctuary cities that are home to nearly 6 million of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the. The boston globe is reporting today that the massachusetts cities of somerville chelsea and boston plan on remaining sanctuary cities regardless of the donald s vow.
Among the funds at risk are 460 million that the federal government gave out to fund head start pre school programs in the 10 largest sanctuary cities in the most recent fiscal year the. They should change their status and go non sanctuary. Sanctuary cities by not giving immigration status information to the federal government do not come under this law and thus do not and will not get federal funds.
However as per a 2017 cato institute report undocumented immigrant adults as compared to us born americans are half likely to commit serious crimes. But as the old saying goes talk is cheap. So a whopping 261 sanctuary cities are about to feel the squeeze.
On average the cost of lost federal funding for a family of four residing in one. Sanctuary cities and how much they spend in federal funds janet nguyen dec 22 2016 boston area school students stage a protest against president elect donald trump earlier this month. Sanctuary jurisdictions received 32 7 million in 2016.
Killed the day after graduating college 21 year old sarah root died at the hands of bail jumping edwin mejia. As per recent federal court ruling the federal government will be withholding funds from sanctuary cities trump tweeted.