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DOJ reaches agreement with West Palm Beach over 8 U.S.C. § 1373 compliance

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 27, 2018

    The Justice Department announces that it has reached an agreement with the City of West Palm Beach, wherein DOJ finds the city is now in compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 (regarding information-sharing between local law enforcement and DHS), and in return, West Palm Beach agrees to dismiss its lawsuit against DOJ over grant conditions.

    [ID #161]

    DOJ Press release: Justice Department and West Palm Beach Announce Settlement Related to the City’s Resolution and the Department’s Immigration Cooperation Grant Conditions
  2. Effective Date

    March 27, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Actions: Agency Directive Forms and Information Collection
Subject Matter: Sanctuary Restrictions
Agencies Affected: DOJ State & Local Entities

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • Earlier, AG Sessions announced that state and local governments would be required to comply with 8 USC §1373 in order to qualify for Byrne/JAG Grants. Previously, no such requirement existed.


  • City and County of San Francisco v. Trump

    There are ongoing litigation challenges brought by Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington, and Virginia. Immigration-related restrictions on Byrne/JAG grants have been found unlawful by several federal courts in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Go to article

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