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

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 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]

    DOJ announcement on sanctuary jurisdictions
  2. Effective Date

    August 3, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Sanctuary Restrictions
Agencies Affected: DOJ State & Local Entities

Pre Trump-Era 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. Go to article on

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