Trump Takes on Sanctuary Cities With Executive Order

  Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Among the executive orders signed this week by President Donald Trump was an order meant to increase cooperation within so-called "sanctuary cities" between state and local law enforcement with their federal counterparts.

President Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding from these cities if they continue to defy requests of cooperation from federal agencies regarding illegal aliens suspected of having committed local crimes.

Some cities have expressed concern that the requirement of local police to cooperate with federal agencies regarding illegal immigrants suspected of crimes may erode trust between those affected communities and law enforcement. 

That view has not been shared by everyone, however. The mayor of Miami-Dade, Carlos Gimenez, on Thursday ordered an end to it's own sanctuary city policies, citing President Trump's executive order. 

"In light of the provisions of the Executive Order, I direct you and your staff to honor all immigration detainer requests received from the Department of Homeland Security," Mayor Gimenez said.  

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