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Loss Of DOJ Funding Could Have ‘Dramatic Impact’ On Massachusetts Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons

Massachusetts communities are reacting to new pressure from the Trump administration on so-called “sanctuary cities” — jurisdictions that refuse to detain people solely based on their immigration status.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday detailed plans to withhold or “claw back” Department of Justice funding from cities and towns that do not fully cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

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