President Donald J Trump is planning on cutting $210 million in Federal funds on those states who refuse to comply with immigration authorities.
LA Times reports that President Trump wants to cut $210 million in federal funds to state and local prisons that hold immigrants convicted of crimes while in the country illegally.
President Trump calls the program “poorly targeted”, explaining that two-thirds of the money go only into few states, including California and Illinois. “for the cost of incarcerating certain illegal criminal aliens.”
The money, awarded by the Department of Justice, can make up a sizable portion of budgets for state and local police and sheriff’s departments.
Now, the Liberals are saying that President Trump is using these money as a way to blackmail the local governments to comply with his administration’s efforts to deport the illegal immigrants.
However, Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies made a very good point on this topic.
“They are not working with the feds to try to address the immigration problem, so why should they be reimbursed for the costs of unsuccessful federal immigration enforcement?”
Now, this is an excellent proposal from President Trump. Those money can be put for a better use. For example, buy better equipment for our police force and officers.
Whatever the case is, my opinion is that President Trump is making an excellent decision by doing this.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree with him?
Thank you for reading.