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Sunday, 06 August 2017 15:30

L.A. Sheriff Lobbies White House to Protect $132M from Sanctuary City Ban

Written by  Michelle Moons

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has been lobbying the Trump administration in an attempt to keep funding that the region stands to lose over its sanctuary city policies.

McDonnell has made multiple trips to Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has been lobbying the Trump administration in an attempt to keep funding that the region stands to lose over its sanctuary city policies.

McDonnell has made multiple trips to Washington, D.C. to ask the government not to withhold federal funds, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. The Sheriff complained to the outlet that loss of the federal grant funds would “would have a negative impact on public safety in L.A. County and Southern California.”

However, instead of working toward cooperation with federal immigration officials that could keep the funding intact, the Sheriff appears focused on retaining the sanctuary policies while also keeping the federal funding that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has warned could be in peril.

McDonnell has met with Sessions as well as former Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, who now serves as White House Chief of Staff. He has also reportedly spent time lobbying members of Congress in his attempts to hold on to the $132 million the county could lose over the next three years.

$105 of the $132 million potentially in peril for Los Angeles would come from the development of an enhanced radio and broadband communication system for law enforcement and first responders, according to the report.

Little of the $132 million seems at risk in the near term, according to the Daily News. New Department of Justice conditions for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants Program pose a small potential loss for the county. In 2017 the country received just $1.17 million through the program.

One revision to the Byrne program requires that federal immigration officials be given access to detention facilities, but the Sheriff’s Department restricts access to some inmates who have committed serious offenses, according to the report.

California’s Democratic leadership appears bent on imposing sanctuary policies on the entire state, with Senate Bill 54. If enacted, the law could mean the loss of funds for cities throughout the state.

Just this past week, the DOJ sent letters to four cities — Stockton and San Bernardino, California; Baltimore, Maryland; and Albuquerque, New Mexico; — threatening to discontinue funding over sanctuary city policies.

Sessions wrote: “By taking simple, common sense considerations into account, we are encouraging every jurisdiction in this country to cooperate with federal law enforcement. That will ultimately make all of us safer — especially law enforcement on our streets.”

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So this POS needs to get OUR Money so that ILLEGAL Criminals can continue being OUTLAWS!!! I want this PUTZ to tell us that if he gets his Grant money that we will be allowed to come to his cess hole and rob EVERY bank without worry about being arrested or Prosecuted!! EXACTLY what this SOB POS is saying the Illegals can do!!!

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Well gee whiz Mr. Sheriff....how about you looking up this word ILLEGAL >>>and see what it means. Well at least that is what it means
to the rest of us.....we know the limits and exactly what laws we must abide by....How about you, educate yourself and the dingaling Mayor and his Lackey...Chief Beck...all of you, and many more, are just dumb shits and seem not to know the law or your part in upholding it and protecting the City and it's LEGAL Citizens....wake up, you just MUST know better !

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Boyd Thomas Herrst Written by Boyd Thomas Herrst
August 10, 2017
The mayor is trying to see how far he can push the President. Cut off and leave enough for emergency use. Tell them what constitutes an emergency by Homeland Security... if he can't handle that .. it's time he resigned ..
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Gene Smith Written by Gene Smith
August 10, 2017
If I am understanding what your comment seems to state....I think you are wrong....( A kind way of saying what I really think about your reasoning )
I doubt there is a single thing that our Sheriff, and especially our Mayor, can "Explain or teach" President TRUMP. They are just plain WRONG and should know it and not be doing this stupid Sanctuary City nonsense.

Hey Sheriff, quit your lobbying and just comply with the law. I'll bet you took an oath to do so when you were first elected, were you lying? Time to step up and become a real American.

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(Updated: August 07, 2017)

This fool doesn't want to comply with the Federal laws. No problem... NO FUNDS!

Suffer, bi#c#.

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The good sheriff is, indeed, lobbying the wrong people. He should be talking to the L.A. city council and L.A. board of supervisors, to get them to back off the illegal, unconstitutional, and extremely dangerous "Santuary" designations. Either L.A. wants to be part of the United States, or it doesn't. If it doesn't, then let the city and county figure out how to exist without the U.S. Government.

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If you want Federal Funds, then comply with Federal LAWS! I don't think it could be more simple. I have no sorrow for these cities that continually thumb their nose at Federal Law. How long did they think this could go on before someone came to their senses and said "NO MORE"? It is easy Sheriff Jim, you want your 132 MILLION? Then comply with Federal law and quite being an idiot!

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How dare they expect you to follow FEDERAL laws in order to get FEDERAL funds....what are they thinking? (please note my sarcasm).

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I visited L.A. a couple years ago after about 20 years of not visiting and it has changed so much I couldn't believe it. The people all looked like cast members of The Walking Dead show.

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I do not want one cent of my taxes to go to "sanctuary cities", that protect illegal aliens, many of whom are criminals, a few of whom are murderers.
One wonders, what´s the payoff for administrators of "sanctuary cities", as we all know that they are not maintained "out of the goodness of the heart" of any of the "city fathers". If the foreign alien types who are "harbored" were profitable, the "federal funds" would not be required.
One wonders what percentage of "federal funds" are converted into bank accounts that feed into Clinton Foundation, money-laundering organizations.

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Wouldn't it just be easier for the people in California & Los Angeles to stop voting for democrat's that are making California into a third world hellhole...just saying, it would be easier to vote people into office that agree with the law & order stance of president Trump...I mean we use to be a nation of equal justice under the law....

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I agree with President Trump, if a city harbors criminals, illegal aliens, dangerous to their legitimate citizens then their federal funding should be cut off! These cities need to change their ways or they are SOL!

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That Leftist piece of crap sheriff needs to be spending his time trying to talk some sense into the heads of those Leftist city fathers who think they can keep right on with their lawless sanctuary city BS & leave the Trump administration alone!

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That is the standard libtard way of thinking, keep giving us everything we want and in return you get NOTHING. There will be NO concessions from that idiot or the city of loons and that's exactly what they should get in return, NOTHING.

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If these states that have sanctuary cities want to keep them then let those states pay for them instead of the tax payer......If they are going to fight the Trump Adm. all the way then these states have to pay to keep them.....I live in a state with sanctuary cities and I called my Governor's Office and voice my opinion and let him know I am dead set against them.....And the fact if any of my loved ones or myself are injured or maimed by any illegal immigrants, I would go after the state, Governor, Mayor or city this criminal comes from.....
I am sick of American citizens being hurt or murdered by these sick and illegal individuals ......Enough!!.....

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Jon Bradfield Written by Jon Bradfield
August 07, 2017
Since you are a "sanctuary city" you are on your own. To the devil with you, and the denizens therein. May Satan guide the "city of angels" as it has since the 1960's. Trump should remove Federal funding IMMEDIATELY!
boyd conklin Written by boyd conklin
August 07, 2017
Here in California we probably need to break the teachers union, and University hierarchy so that we can stop the indoctrination of our citizens into SJW's before anything meaningful can be done about making California great again (MCGA). "Politics follows culture", Andrew Breitbart.
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JayCee Scott Written by JayCee Scott
August 07, 2017
If you expect California to become great, you must have a miracle drug that will keep you alive for centuries because San Francisco and Hollyweird have ruined that state.
L A has more illegals than any other city in the world.

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