DOJ sends letters to 29 jurisdictions warning about sanctuary city status, Livingston not on list

DOJ sends letters to 29 jurisdictions warning about sanctuary city status, Livingston not on list
The Department of Justice sent 29 letters to jurisdictions throughout the Country that violate, "8 U.S.C. 1373, a federal statute that promotes information sharing related to immigration enforcement."

Many of the Cities or Municipalities receiving letters are in California with one notable North Valley exception - the City of Livingston. It's unclear why the City was left off the list.

Back in May, the City of Livingston became the Valley's first location to declare itself a "sanctuary city." The City Council did so in a 3-2 vote. According to their resolution, law enforcement officers and officials won't work with Federal agencies to enforce immigration laws, nor will they partner with immigration and customs enforcement.

The list of places receiving letters from the Department of Justice include the following California locations:

*Contra Costa County, California

*Fremont, California

*Los Angeles, California

*Monterey County, California

*Riverside County, California

*Sacramento County, California

*City and County of San Francisco, California

*Santa Ana, California

*Santa Clara County, California

*Sonoma County, California

*Watsonville, California

According to the DOJ, "The letters remind the recipient jurisdictions that, as a condition for receiving certain FY2016 funding from the Department of Justice, each of these jurisdictions agreed to comply with Section 1373. Jurisdictions that were found to have possible violations of 8 U.S.C. 1373 will have until December 8, 2017 to demonstrate that the interpretation and application of their laws, policies, or practices comply with the statute."
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