Finally acting on a promise made to House leaders, the Justice Department on Thursday shut off funding to so-called "sanctuary cities" that ignore federal laws and protect illegal immigrants wanted for crimes.
As chairman of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, the Texas Republican is pressuring the Obama administration to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities” that disregard immigration law.
A top Republican appropriator Monday prepared another funding fight over immigration policy, threatening to withhold federal dollars for the Department of Justice unless the administration cracks down on so-called sanctuary cities.
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Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) is pressing Attorney General Loretta Lynch to prevent sanctuary cities from receiving federal law enforcement grants, saying if she does not act, he will.