U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today he will withhold federal funds from cities and states that do not certify that they are not "sanctuary" jurisdictions. At stake is more than $4 billion in federal aid to law enforcement.
"Countless Americans would be alive today," Sessions told reporters in a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room, "if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended."
Sessions addressed Maryland directly, saying a legislative effort to make a sanctuary state "would be such a mistake."
Gov. Larry Hogan called that state bill "absurd" and threatened a...