No more sanctuary cities! It’s about time! Trump to deny funding of Sanctuary Cities, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale Executive order would deny federal grants to cities
25 January 2017 Channel 10
WASHINGTON – Cities across South Florida may soon lose federal money after President Trump signed an executive order to deny funding for “sanctuary cities.”
Miami and Fort Lauderdale are often considered to be “sanctuary cities,” defined as being a city that is a safe haven for illegal immigrants
In November, the Florida Legislature branded Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties among seven in the state to be sanctuary communities.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez denied to Local 10 on Wednesday that the county disobeys any federal laws regarding immigrant detainees and is not a “sanctuary city.”
The executive orders will also seek to end the practice of releasing undocumented immigrants detained by federal officials before trial.
Trump’s actions came as part of a series of executive orders which also includes building a wall at the Mexican border.
Construction of the wall could begin in months, but planning for the massive project is “starting immediately,” Trump said Wednesday in an interview with ABC News.
Trump confirmed his plans to build the wall with federal funds and then seek reimbursement from Mexico, an idea Mexico has resisted. But negotiations, he said, would begin “relatively soon.”
“I’m telling you there will be a payment. It will be in a form, perhaps a complicated form,” Trump said.