Key Federal Legislation, Policy and Appropriations


Sanctuary Cities


As a way to discourage jurisdictions from adopting sanctuary policies and practices, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has proposed penalizing states and localities by withholding Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) funds from jurisdictions that cannot meet certain conditions. Learn more about the requirement of compliance with federal law, added grant conditions, legal challenges, and legislative efforts.

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