Vermont and the city of Burlington received a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a threat of potentially drying up federal funding if they continue to violate federal law, albeit it’s unclear if they even are.
It’s basically aiming at „sanctuary policies“ where cities and states adopt different approaches to immigration than the current national government. It’s sad to see the local and national representatives of the American people in disagreement when it comes to inclusion in the United States.
I always felt welcome in Vermont for those three years I lived there. I hope Senator Leahy, who held the commencement speech at my graduation, and Sanders will flex their political muscle and stay in tune with the Green Mountain’s spirit of „I live in Vermont and I do what I want.“
„The letter was an effort to „strong-arm“ the state to submit to federal immigration policies.“ – Peter Welch
via Seven Days