Finney County officials reject sanctuary classification

January 27, 2017 - 2:58 pm
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GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Finney County officials are questioning how they ended up on a list of 'Sanctuary Communities.'  The list, from the Center for Immigration Studies indicates the information is based on its own list as well is information from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (ICE).

According to the list, between January 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015, there was one undocumented detainee in Finney County who was released. 

KSN News reports that the sheriff says he doesn't know the details, but, he speculates that the most likely scenario is the person was released by mistake, or ICE didn’t send them the proper paperwork.

President Trump has signed an executive order to cut off Federal funding to any city or county where undocumented aliens are not turned over to the feds.

County officials say they're worried that it could mean the loss of $400,000 to $500,000 in federal funding, which mostly goes to goes toward the Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program, (WIC),

Officials say they have a good working relationship with ICE and are confident they can resolve the situation before it becomes a problem.

 
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