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President Trump thanks Miami-Dade mayor for dropping "sanctuary" policies

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President Donald Trump issued a late-night tweet Wednesday thanking Miami-Dade’s mayor for a January decision to drop the county’s “sanctuary” protections for immigration offenders, praising Carlos Gimenez “for following the RULE OF LAW!”

It was the second time Trump used a tweet to praise Gimenez, a Cuban-born Republican who backed Hillary Clinton last fall. The latest presidential tweet came at the end of a day that saw Trump attorney general Jeff Sessions visit Miami to personally thank Gimenez for his January decision to drop a 2013 county policy that had Miami-Dade declining requests from immigration officers to hold people booked on local charges while being sought for deportation.

 

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