Trump vows to cut off giving federal funds to “sanctuary cities” that give safe harbor to illegal aliens because they are breaking federal law.
Officials in sanctuary cities are unwilling to obey the law and have been vocal in the news claiming they will defy Trump now that he is President of the United States. They claim they will remain sanctuary cities even though they risk being cut off financially by the federal government.
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As part of his immigration plan, President Trump has pledged to block federal funding to these cities within his first 100 days. Trump campaigned, “Block funding for sanctuary cities. We block the funding. No more funding, “Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars.”
Trump’s home city of New York could stand to lose close to $10.4 billion in federal funds, according to budget documents sent from the City Council Speaker’s office.
Among some of the biggest recipients of federal funds in the city is the Department of Social Services, the New York City Housing Authority and the Administration for Children’s Services.