Should Rhode Island be denied federal funds if towns and cities do not use their public safety employees to enforce federal immigration policy?

Rhode Island may not have a border wall that needs to be built, but illegal immigration is still an issue, at least according to the new administration in Washington.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said that those states that have “sanctuary cities,” that is cities that do not turn over undocumented people who have come in contact with the criminal justice system to the federal authorities, will lose federal funding for a number of programs. And since Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says that the city is a sanctuary city, Rhode Island is in jeopardy of losing up to $10.9 million for a number of programs funded by the Department of Justice.

Do you think that is a good idea?

Should Rhode Island be denied federal funds if towns and cities do not use their public safety employees to enforce federal immigration policy?

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