Bummer: Sanctuary City Worried About Losing Funding For Being A Sanctuary City

There’s a simple solution for this. Can you guess what it is? Exactly. And, even cuter, they are now calling themselves “safe communities”

Amherst officials prep for loss of police grant over ‘sanctuary’ status

Because it has declared itself a safe community for undocumented immigrants, Amherst could be at risk of losing a grant that has paid the salary of the police department’s neighborhood liaison officer.

Town officials and the police department have received no notification about the status of the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, but Town Manager Paul Bockelman said he fears Amherst is facing a similar situation to Lawrence, which recently was informed by the U.S. attorney general’s office that its federal grants would be taken away.

“The money hasn’t been released by the federal government and we don’t know if it will be,” Bockelman said.

Last month, Lawrence was the only Massachusetts city to receive one of 29 letters sent by Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson warning of consequences for declaring itself a sanctuary city for those who have come to the United States illegally. That letter was also sent to cities, including Berkeley and Los Angeles, and states, such as Vermont.

The grant is actually something recent, and seems to be a typical squishy Obama program

Funding for the neighborhood liaison position began in fall 2015 with a one-year, $92,164 Byrne grant, paying for salary and benefits, equipment and other expenses, such as attending professional development conferences. The town received the grant again in 2016, though Amherst has never been assured of receiving it from year to year.

It’s very simple: stop being a sanctuary city, sorry, safe community. Stop protecting people who are in the country illegally. I bet Town Manager Paul Bockelman would be pretty upset if someone broke into his car and took a few things, right?

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One Response to “Bummer: Sanctuary City Worried About Losing Funding For Being A Sanctuary City”

  1. Bob M says:

    orAnyone hazard a guess as to how many of these sanctuary cities have minority mayors and/or minority city council members? Some of them possibly illegals themselves?

    Surely, it must be a lot of them, because it’s hard for me to imagine that white American citizens would be so stupid.

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