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DOJ issues new conditions for FY 2017 Byrne JAG grants to "sanctuary" jurisdictions

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 25, 2017

    DOJ expands its anti-sanctuary policies by restricting eligibility for the FY 2017 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to jurisdictions that comply with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 (which mandates Federal, state, and local governments provide individuals' citizenship or immigration status to DHS).

    DOJ's new solicitation for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Programs imposes three new grant "conditions" on applicants, requiring that applicants 1) certify that they are in compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373; 2) allow federal immigration access to detention facilities and 2) provide DHS 48 hours advance notice before they release a noncitizen wanted for removal by federal authorities.

    [ID #267]

    Sessions Announces Immigration Compliance Requirements for Byrne/JAG Program State Solicitation for FY2017 JAG Grants
  2. Effective Date

    July 25, 2017

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Sanctuary Restrictions
Agencies Affected: AG ICE State & Local Entities

Pre Trump-Era Policies


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