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What Trump’s immigrant ‘sanctuary city’ defunding means for real estate

The battle between the President-elect and the mayors
  • Reince Priebus, President-elect Trump’s new chief of staff, said that Trump is “looking into” cutting millions in funding to so-called "sanctuary" cities on day one of his presidency.
  • Mayors in sanctuary cities are fighting back saying that they will resist Trump’s efforts.
  • The Trump administration will most certainly use another tool that would impact every employer in the country: E-Verify.

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President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to defund "sanctuary cities" if they fail to cooperate with the deportation or incarceration of up to 3 million immigrants who are criminals or have criminal records. He's also promised to deport all undocumented immigrants, which could mean 11 million fewer people in the country as a whole. According to The Economist, "There is no specific legal definition for what constitutes a sanctuary jurisdiction but the term is widely used to refer to American cities, counties or states that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation by limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities." Mayors in sanctuary cities are fighting back, saying that they will resist Trump’s efforts. The fallout could have far-reaching consequences. Reince Priebus, President-elect Trump’s new chief of staff, said that Trump is “looking into” cutting millions in funding to so-called sanctuary cities on day one of his presidency. Priebus ad...