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Miami-Dade mayor orders jails to comply with Trump crackdown on 'sanctuary' counties

Miami-Dade mayor orders jails to comply with Trump crackdown on 'sanctuary' counties | 26 Jan 2017 | Fearing a loss of millions of dollars for defying immigration authorities, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday ordered county jails to comply with federal immigration detention requests -- effectively gutting the county's position as a "sanctuary" for immigrants in the country illegally. Gimenez cited an executive order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump that threatened to cut federal grants for any counties or cities that don't cooperate fully with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Since 2013, Miami-Dade has refused to indefinitely detain inmates who are in the country illegally and wanted by ICE - not based on principle, but because the federal government doesn’t fully reimburse the county for the expense.