New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood is joining 5 others in suing to prevent the Trump Administration from putting anti-immigrant conditions on federal funds that states and localities use for law enforcement. Underwood says the White House is waging a political attack on New Yorkers at the expense of public safety:
Underwood says the Trump administration does not have the right to require state and local police to act as federal immigration agents:
New York State alone could lose nearly $9 million in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds for fiscal year 2017. The six states that sued could lose a total of nearly $25 million.