U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will cut billions in federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities, some of which are in Michigan, that choose to help undocumented immigrants. Some members of Congress, like Representative Pramila Jayapal, say Sessions is trying to make local municipalities enforce federal immigration laws.
"The vast majority of sanctuary policies across the country do not violate the Constitution; and you could even argue to force jurisdictions to implement federal immigration laws would, in fact, be a violation of the Constitution."
Sessions says, "Countless Americans would be alive today and countless loved ones would not be grieving today if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended." However, federal government data shows crime rates are lower in sanctuary jurisdictions than their non-sanctuary counterparts.