Administration Puts Teeth into Sanctuary Cities Policy via JAG Solicitation
On July 25, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released its fiscal year (FY) 2017 state solicitation for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG). The announcement included state allocations.
As the largest and most flexible grant in the DOJ arsenal, JAG has become the go-to grant for attaching requirements and sanctions related to federal criminal justice legislation. Accordingly, states will now need to certify compliance with federal immigration notification requirements to receive FY 2017 JAG funds. This Issue Brief describes the new requirement and provides the FY 2017 state allocations.