Chicago Sues US Over Restricted Funding for 'Sanctuary Cities'

Chicago Sues US Over Restricted Funding for 'Sanctuary Cities'

Chicago Sues US Over Restricted Funding for 'Sanctuary Cities'

According to a report from CNN, the city, through the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, called the Trump administration policies "misguided" and said that they would be challenging the new guidelines to ensure that the safety of Chicago's residents was not threatened.

Chicago's welcoming city ordinance bars police from providing federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials access to people in local custody unless they are wanted on a criminal warrant or have serious criminal convictions.

Todd gets reaction from Robert Law, Government Relations Director for FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

He continued: "So we're going to be filing a case saying that the Justice Department is wrong on constitutional legal grounds that is we will always be a welcoming city. but it also is true that our police department is part of a neighborhood, part of a community, built on the premise of trust". Since the grant only accounts for a small percentage of the city's budget, he can afford to lose the funding while positioning himself as a "high-profile bulwark" against the Trump administration - which could help him court more Hispanic voters.

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The head of the DOJ, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, last week said the policy would improve safety for immigration officers who now have to track down suspects who already had been detained and released by local police.

The Justice Department said it would withhold the funds unless "sanctuary cities" assist the Department of Homeland Security in deporting undocumented people. About this on Sunday said the mayor Rohm Emanuel.

"By forcing us, or the police department, to choose between the values of the city and the philosophy of the police department".

Chicago officials say there are new qualifications for a public safety grant requiring cities to share information with federal immigration authorities. But one supporter of the lawsuit, Gilbert Villegas, an alderman who is chairman of the City Council's Latino Caucus, said there was "potential for that issue to creep into other grants" if it went unchallenged.

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The city is planning on receiving $3.2 million this year in Byrne grants - primarily used to buy police vehicles, radios, SWAT equipment and Tasers - an amount equal to three-hundredths of 1 percent of the entire $9.8 billion city budget.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced city officials will ask a judge to block an effort to limit federal grants to sanctuary cities, including Chicago. The Justice Department said in a statement that more Chicagoans were murdered previous year than residents of Los Angeles and NY combined.

Indeed, notes Banzhaf, the only requirement applicable federal law imposes, under 8 U.S.C. 1373, is that state and local officials not prohibit or restrict employees from providing "information regarding citizenship or immigration status".

"Section 1373 does not specifically address restrictions by state or local entities on cooperation with ICE regarding detainers".

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