The feds are giving what they call a “last chance” warning to New York that the city’s immigrant-friendly policies may cost it federal grants.
A letter from the Justice Department released Thursday said officials believe New York is violating a law requiring cooperation on immigration enforcement — one of four cities put on notice they were out of compliance.
“This letter is to inform you that, based on a preliminary review, the Department has determined that your jurisdiction appears to have laws, policies, or practices that violate” that section of law, Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson wrote to Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice director Elizabeth Glazer.
A law enforcement grant received by the city requires compliance with the law, the letter states. New York banked $4.3 million from the program, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, in 2016.
Read more at the NY Daily News.