President Trump is not tired of all the winning yet as he declared triumph on Twitter when a Florida mayor declared to policies they had that some were calling “sanctuary city” acts.
Miami-Dade Mayor drops sanctuary policy. Right decision. Strong! https://t.co/MtPvaDC4jM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
The mayor went on CNN to explain why he decided against the policies:
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez: "I'm not going to put millions of dollars in federal aid in jeopardy" https://t.co/yf4qIoVJpD
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 27, 2017
Basically, it was just a financial issue.
Here’s more from the Miami Herald:
Fearing a loss of millions of dollars for defying immigration authorities, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday ordered county jails to comply with federal immigration detention requests — effectively gutting the county’s position as a “sanctuary” for immigrants in the country illegally.
Gimenez cited an executive order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump that threatened to cut federal grants for any counties or cities that don’t cooperate fully with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Since 2013, Miami-Dade has refused to indefinitely detain inmates who are in the country illegally and wanted by ICE — not based on principle, but because the federal government doesn’t fully reimburse the county for the expense.
Ironically, the city never wanted the designation of a “sanctuary city” so it’s not like Trump won over a city like San Francisco or something. But a win is a win.