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Feds Threaten Jackson Funds Over Immigration ‘Sanctuary’ Policy

By Arielle Dreher
November 16, 2017
Courtesy of The Jackson Free Press
The U.S. Department of Justice does not know the City of Jackson has a new mayor. In a letter addressed to Mayor Tony Yarber but dated Nov. 15, 2017, Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson asked the City of Jackson to review its “sanctuary city” ordinance in order to receive federal funds from the Office of Justice Programs going forward.

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MIRA and Jackson officials respond to DOJ immigration laws accusation

By Roslyn Anderson
November 16, 2017
Courtesy of Msnewsnow
The Capital City is in hot water with the U.S. Justice Department over federal immigration laws. Jackson received a letter demanding compliance, accusing them of immigration rule violations.
It is one of 29 jurisdictions being given just over two weeks to comply with immigration rules.
Thursday the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance held a news conference responding to the Justice Department demands.
“Not only is it an overt attack on immigrants but it is a covert attack on the City of Jackson, said MIRA Executive Director Bill Chandler.