Mayor orders Miami-Dade jails to begin honoring federal requests to detain criminal illegal immigrants for possible deportation.
As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to reverse many of the immigration policies of Barack Obama, including his handling of sanctuary cities. Trump’s hardline on sanctuary cities, the hundreds of cities which endanger citizens by refusing to comply to federal immigration authorities when it comes to criminal illegal immigrants, is beginning to have an effect. Faced with losing nearly half a million dollars in federal funding over its sanctuary status, Miami-Dade County is now complying with immigration authorities — and the move is paying off.
In response to the Trump administration’s threat in April to pull a $480,000 federal police grant for non-compliance, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlose Gimenez ordered the county’s jails to begin to obey federal requests to extend the detentions of criminal illegal immigrants who are also being sought for potential deportation. On Aug. 4, the county was notified by the Department of Justice that it was no longer in danger of having the funds withheld.
Miami Herald reports: