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In this Feb. 28, 2017, photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pauses while speaking at the National Association of Attorneys General annual winter meeting in Washington. Sessions had two conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign. The Justice Department said March 1 that the two conversations took place last year when Sessions was a senator. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new penalties for sanctuary cities


Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced changes in federal immigration law, specifically sanctuary cities, Monday at the White House press briefing.

Sanctuary cities and sanctuary states would no longer get federal grants, Sessions said.  He argued that such cities, which helps undocumented immigrants avoid deportation, put people in danger.

Leaders of some big cities have said they are willing to face a cut in federal funds to remain sanctuary cities.

Here's a clip of his speech.

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