Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

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The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so called sanctuary cities in late July, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.

Under old rules, cities seeking grant money needed only to show they were not preventing local law enforcement from communicating with federal authorities about the immigration status of people they have detained.

Mary Fan, professor in the School of Law, helps explain.

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Originally posted on The New York Times by The Associated Press