The Trump administration said Monday it will give tens of millions of dollars to hire police officers to cities and states that cooperate with federal efforts to detain undocumented immigrants.
The Department of Justice will hand over $98 million to 179 law enforcement agencies across the country—which will pay for more than 800 new full-time officers—with 80 percent of the money going to jurisdictions that allow federal immigrant officials inside their local jails.
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President Donald Trump speaks regularly about the need to toughen the country’s enforcement of illegal immigration laws and the $98 million in police funding is part of that push.
The DOJ said in September that when deciding where to fund new officers,
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