DOJ declares Clark County is 'not sanctuary city'

LAS VEGAS - "Clark County is not a sanctuary city;" a statement that has been professed for months by the county is finally being confirmed by the Department of Justice.

The county released the following statement:

"As you can see in the attached letter, the Department of Justice 'found no evidence that Clark County is currently out of compliance with [United States Code} section 1373,' which states that a 'Federal, State, or local government entity or official may not prohibit, or in any way restrict, any government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.'  In other words, we are not a “sanctuary” community." 

The county went on to say now that everything is clear, it's hopeful the $975,604 in public safety funding provided by the 2016 JAG grant it was awarded will soon be released to the count.

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