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A.G. Sessions warns Maryland on sanctuary status

A.G. Sessions warns Maryland on sanctuary status

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...

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