Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives during a conference. The attorney general announced Thursday that only cities that help fight illegal immigration will be eligible for federal assistance as part of a new program aimed at curbing violent crime. (John Amis/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP)
If cities want assistance as part of the Justice Department’s new initiative to curb violent crime, they will have to help federal authorities tamp down on illegal immigration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday.
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In a statement, the Justice Department said that cities can be selected for the Public Safety Partnership — which sends federal experts to work on crime-fighting efforts with their local counterparts — only if the cities “show a commitment to reducing crime
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