“We are looking at other possibilities that would be detrimental [to these cities],” Sessions told O’Reilly. “In the future, we can put requirements on some.”
Sessions didn’t detail what those requirements might entail. And he didn’t elaborate on what the other possibilities could be.
But he did double down on the long-running White House message that cities in violation of federal immigration policy face a very real threat of losing taxpayer money.
“Right now, under the Obama administration, they sent out grant notices that require people to assert they’re in compliance with the laws and [that] threaten cutting off of various funds if they didn’t comply,” Sessions said, Breitbart noted. “So we’ll continue to proceed [with] that and go further.”
In other words — sorry, Democrats. The weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth from the left over the looming loss of federal dollars has fallen on deaf President Donald Trump ears.
AG Sessions stated on “The O’Reilley Factor” will not only suffer financial, but punitive damage also. The Washington Times reported: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Bill O’Reilly in a recent “O’Reilly Factor” appearance on Fox News that sanctuary cities may face more backlash from the administration than a loss of funding — that the White House is considering other punitive measures, as well. Good. No punishment is too small for sanctuary cities that go out of their way to help the criminal element. But for the left, this must be like the twisting of the proverbial knife.