R.I. could lose up to $10.9M in federal funds over ‘sanctuary city’ status

PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA said Providence will continue to focus its public safety employees on their local duties and not on becoming federal immigration agents, despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions' threat to withhold federal funds from states that do not follow the administration's directives on the matter. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA said Providence will continue to focus its public safety employees on their local duties and not on becoming federal immigration agents, despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions' threat to withhold federal funds from states that do not follow the administration's directives on the matter. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced certain states with so-called sanctuary cities stand to lose billions of dollars in federal grants, again raising questions about how Providence and Rhode Island might be affected. The state current receives at least $10 million in grants through the U.S. Justice Department Office of Justice Programs,…
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