Sessions sets limits on U.S. federal funding for sanctuary cities

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday released a memo restricting Justice Department grants from going to so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration agents.

The announcement came as Sessions is beset by criticism from President Donald Trump. Conservatives who are proponents of Sessions’ hardline immigration policies have defended him.

Reporting by Julia Edwards Ainsley; Editing by Toni Reinhold