DOJ to Chicago: Drop 'Sanctuary City' Laws or Lose Federal Funding

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez make a plea to ICE to stop conducting raids in New York courthouses

The Justice Department is calling it a "last chance" for local governments to demonstrate they are in compliance.

The United States Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law which requires them to communicate with federal immigration officials about a person's citizenship status.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a written statement that sanctuary cities "adopt the view that the protection of criminal aliens is more important than the protection of law-abiding citizens and of the rule of law".

A law enforcement grant received by the city requires compliance with the law, the letter states. In a letter dated Wednesday, Hanson noted that the city's 2016 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant - commonly known as JAG funding - required Philly to comply with the statute. Eddie Johnson and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, dated October 11, comes as Attorney General Jeff Sessions is appealing a September order by a federal judge - in a case filed by the city of Chicago - blocking the Trump administration's efforts to keep fiscal year 2017 grant money from sanctuary cities.

He has no legal authority to take away all funds, but DOJ has pursued a more narrow path, looking to strip the cities of certain law enforcement grants.

"We are reviewing DOJ's response, and are prepared to fight to protect critical public safety funding", Seth Stein, a de Blasio spokesman, told Newsweek.

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (l.) and Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez make a plea to ICE to stop conducting raids in New York courthouses.

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The Justice Department also found Chicago, New Orleans, New York City and Cook County, Illinois, to be in violation. It is giving those jurisdictions until October 27 to provide evidence demonstrating compliance.

NY refuses requests by the feds, known as detainers, to hold undocumented immigrants arrested for most crimes and turn them over for possible deportation.

He said there were "loopholes" in the law that allow immigrants, whom federal officials determine have a "credible fear" of returning to their home countries, to be released pending a hearing before a judge.

In April, a presidential executive order that would have cut off funds to sanctuary cities was stymied by a judge's order. The DOJ says this restricts the sharing of information regarding undocumented immigrants.

The sanctuary jurisdictions say they are following the law and do not want to spend local resources on immigration enforcement.

"I commend the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and the State of CT on their commitment to complying with Section 1373", Sessions said, "I urge all jurisdictions found to be out of compliance in this preliminary review to reconsider their policies that undermine the safety of their residents".

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