(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) This week Jeff Sessions announced that all federal funds will be withheld from sanctuary cities. The goal of the Justice Department is to enforce current immigration laws. LA Mayor, Eric Garcetti, has decided to fight back. Gercetti denounced Sessions’ statement that declared that any such action would be unconstitutional.
Among the funds that could be cut includes $1.8 million to fight gangs, $1 million to equip police officers with body cameras, and other funding. However, no specific funds have been threatened from ‘sanctuary cities’ at this point. Some have argued that only federal funds specified for immigration could be taken away, but not all of them. Gercetti said that the city is prepared to take this situation all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.