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No Longer Sanctuary City, Miami to Receive DOJ Grant

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By    |   Monday, 07 Aug 2017 07:09 PM

Miami announced Friday it will receive a government grant because it has ended its sanctuary city policy.

The Hill reported Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson sent Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez a letter that said the city is now eligible for Department of Justice grants based on its enforcement of federal immigration laws.

The website cited a memo Gimenez then sent to the Miami Board of County Commissioners as saying the city will receive $481,347 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) grants.

Miami-Dade County commissioners voted in February to uphold the city's decision to enforce federal immigration laws. It is the only U.S. county in which half of the population was born outside of the U.S.

President Donald Trump praised Gimenez in January for his anti-sanctuary city stance, calling it the "right decision."

Several U.S. cities and jurisdictions act as sanctuary cities and have become havens for illegal immigrants to live and work. The Trump administration has promised to withhold federal grant money from these jurisdictions until they drop their sanctuary city policies.

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