Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says he has been lobbying President Donald Trump’s administration to avoid potentially losing out on as much as $132 million in federal law enforcement grants over the next three years due to the department’s immigration policies.
These policies were forced on the Sheriff's Department by the LA County Board of Supervisors.
He should be pressuring the Board to roll-back these anti-citizen initiatives.
During recent trips to Washington D.C., McDonnell said he has met with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly — now Trump’s chief of staff — as well as Congress members to urge against any restrictions or cuts to future federal grants.
Too bad, Jim! If you want to the funding, you need to comply with federal law.
The Trump administration has begun cracking down on so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions that it says protect undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes while undermining the nation’s laws.
Gotta love the corrupt, biased media. They write "so-called 'sanctuary cities'", as though this lawlessness is somehow hard to pin down or define.
These sanctaury jurisdictions are not "so-called" out of thin air. From the city of Cudahy to Maywood and other jurisdictions, the lawless elected officials are doing everything in their power to bolster their election chances while offering illegal aliens and their supporters some sop of hope.
It's just plain shameful.
“It would have a negative impact on public safety in L.A. County and Southern California,” McDonnell said in a recent phone interview of the potential loss of resources.
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Whose fault is that? LA County Board of Supervisors.
On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent letters to four cities — including two in California — threatening to deny federal crime-fighting aid if the cities don’t step up efforts to help detain and deport people living in the country illegally.
The targeted cities — which have all struggled with crime — are Stockton, San Bernardino, Baltimore and Albuquerque, New Mexico. All expressed interest in the Justice Department’s new Public Safety Partnership, federal officials said. The program provides assistance from federal agents, analysts and technology to find solutions to crime.
Why are these cities sstruggling with crime? They have illegal aliens running around all over the place! These outlaw jurisdictions are overwhelmed with crime!
While the Justice Department did not call out any communities in L.A. County in its latest move to punish so-called sanctuary cities, McDonnell has said the county’s limited cooperation with federal immigration officers strikes a necessary balance between public safety and public trust.
How about deporting illegal aliens! No worry about trust issues then!
The bulk of federal grant funds that McDonnell fears could ultimately be in question — $105 million of the $132 million — would come from DHS for the continued development of a system to enhance radio and broadband communication for police, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency responders in the county.
The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System, which has been in the works since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, would also improve communication between local agencies and their state and federal partners.
They want to communicate with each other better than in the past? Really. What about communicating the rule of law
“It allows various departments to communicate with each other, particularly during times of emergency but on a regular basis as well,” McDonnell said.
For now, only a small fraction of the $132 million in federal grants that the Sheriff’s Department would expect to benefit from in the next three years appears to be in jeopardy. The U.S. Department of Justice announced new conditions last week for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants Program, a crime-fighting program that helps communities target their most pressing needs.
It's going to get worse, liberal loonies, as long as you continue to defy federal law and endanger the safety of Americans.
Los Angeles County received $1.17 million in the so-called Byrne JAG funds for drug enforcement, education and prevention for 2017, according to county documents.
Bye-Bye big money!
L.A. County’s Office of County Counsel is still reviewing these new conditions to determine if the Sheriff’s Department would be considered compliant, said L.A. County Assistant Sheriff Eddie Rivero, who is McDonnell’s point person on immigration matters. The Justice Department declined to comment specifically on the Sheriff’s Department’s policies.
Let's see what the Five Kings say when they get the report from the Sheriff. Will the give up the fantasy of building a big, beautiful wall around Los Angeles County?
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One of the new conditions requires jurisdictions to allow federal immigration officers into detention facilities. While the Sheriff’s Department allows U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to interview certain inmates in jails and to pick them up at the time of their release, it restricts the agency’s access to those with serious offenses specified under the state’s Trust Act — though it’s not required to do so.
Yes! That means "No On SB 54"!
The Sheriff’s Department believes that limiting ICE’s access to these serious offenders helps it continue “to build trust within the community,” Rivero said.
Some immigrant rights advocates argue the sheriff should not cooperate with ICE at all.
Besides the Byrne JAG grants, sheriff’s officials say they’re concerned that similar conditions could also be placed on other federal grant programs the department has been benefiting from. If so, a Justice Department program that provides some reimbursement to state and local governments for the costs of incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens could also be at risk. Grant funds benefiting the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force and the Los Angeles Joint Regional Taskforce, which is a regional anti-terrorism effort, might also be impacted, officials said.
No money for you!
“Federal grant funding is critical for the safety of our communities,” Rivero said in a written statement. “The loss of these funds would be detrimental to advancements in technology, the fight against terrorism, narcotics trafficking, human trafficking and many other vital programs.”
Here's my answer to all outlaw jurisdictions crying poor:
The department would have to seek other sources, such as state and county funding, if these funds were no longer available, Rivero said.
Deal with it!
Complicating matters is state Senate Bill 54, sometimes referred to as the “sanctuary state” bill, which would prohibit the use of state and local public resources to aid ICE agents in deportation actions. That bill has been passed by the state Senate and is making its way through the Assembly.
McDonnell noted that his primary concern is not financial but about keeping and maintaining the public’s trust.
How about the trust of the citizenry, whose taxes pay your salary and all the other attending needs.
“If we lose that, we put the safety of everyone in all of our communities at greater risk,” he said.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said in a statement that she supports the sheriff’s efforts to ensure the “highest possible level of public safety.”