The conservative legal group Judicial Watch has uncovered yet another government scandal. In a new report, the team has found that the Department of Justice has funneled millions of dollars to America's sanctuary cities - localities that house illegal immigrants.
The U.S. Department of Justice gave $342,168,401 in grant money to 10 “sanctuary” states and cities that shield illegal aliens, even violent ones, from deportation by refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials, according to a Judicial Watch report.
Anyone who is familiar with Kate Steinle should be incensed by this report. Steinle, a 32-year-old woman, was murdered by an illegal immigrant last summer in the sanctuary city of San Francisco. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had requested to detain the killer, who had been deported five times previously, but were denied after he was sent to a detention center in the sanctuary city.
Now the government is awarding California and other states and cities with the same policies.