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DOJ announces it will withhold Public Safety Partnership funds from sanctuary jurisdictions

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 3, 2017

    AG Sessions announces that eligibility for Public Safety Partnership (PSP) funds -- for communities to use to combat drug trafficking and gang crime -- will be limited to those jurisdictions that provide immigration authorities with access to their jails and that notify DHS before releasing inmates wanted on immigration violations. DOJ is sending letters to Albuquerque NM, Baltimore MD, San Bernardino CA, and Stockton CA requesting information that would disqualify them for these funds.

    [ID #146]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Aug. 3, 2017
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Sanctuary Restrictions
Agencies Affected: DOJ State & Local Entities

Prior Policies

  • The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) was established in June 2017 by the U.S. Department of Justice in response to President Trump’s Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.

    National Public Safety Partnership

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