Trump rails against Dems for 'sanctuary city' support

Trump rails against Dems for 'sanctuary city' support
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race MORE blasted Democrats on Thursday for supporting so-called sanctuary cities, saying their party has moved so far to the left "that they are no longer recognizable."

"Hard to believe that the Democrats, who have gone so far LEFT that they are no longer recognizable, are fighting so hard for Sanctuary crime," he tweeted.

Trump has vowed to crack down on sanctuary cities, jurisdictions that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts. He has cast sanctuary cities as havens for criminal undocumented immigrants that blatantly disregard federal law. 

The Justice Department moved earlier this year to punish sanctuary cities by cutting off a law enforcement grant to those jurisdictions. A federal judge largely blocked that effort last month in response to a lawsuit filed by the city of Chicago.