TRUMP SENDS SESSIONS TO VEGAS TO INVESTIGATE SHERIFF LOMBARDO OVER SANCTUARY VIOLATIONS THIS WEEK

  TRUMP SENDS SESSIONS TO VEGAS TO INVESTIGATE SHERIFF LOMBARDO OVER SANCTUARY VIOLATIONS THIS WEEK

July 10, 2017

This Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Las Vegas leading an investigation into Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo over his sanctuary violations noted in several ICE reports. Session will be at the U.S. Attorney’s Office meeting with ICE and other local officials.

According to Sessions, he will also interview Sheriff Lombardo personally to determine whether to release $975,000 in federal grant funds awarded to Clark County for the gang unit. The funds are currently frozen.

On April 21, 2017 U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions issued a cease and desist letter to eight jurisdictions nationwide including Las Vegas to stop Sanctuary City Policies or face losing federal grant money. In the letter Session demands Metro Police prove they are in compliance or risk losing federal money. Lombardo has until June 30, 2017 to comply or lose over $6 million in federal grant money according to Session’s letter.

Eight jurisdictions had been identified in a 2016 inspector general report as “may violate federal law.” And Metro Police was cited twice this year in ICE Detainer reports for refusing to turn over criminal illegal aliens to ICE in violation of federal law.

President Trump signed an executive order in January directing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to issue weekly ICE reports showing the public which police departments are doing the worst job of turning over criminal illegal aliens with detainer holds. Clark County, Las Vegas Metro Police had the worst record in the country according to the report.