Chicago Accuses Sessions of Flouting Sanctuary-City Ruling

Chicago claims U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions still refuses to release millions in federal policing funds because the city will not cooperate with the Trump administration’s immigration policies, despite a nationwide injunction declaring such withholding unconstitutional.

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Six States, NYC Sue DOJ Over Sanctuary City Funding Threat

A coalition of six states led by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to block what they characterized as the Justice Department’s overreaching efforts to punish so-called sanctuary jurisdictions by conditioning federal funding on compliance with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Sanctuary Cities

The Seventh Circuit stayed the nationwide aspect of an injunction blocking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to financially punish so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to enforce federal immigration laws, but allowed the injunction to apply to Chicago while the court prepares to rehear the case en banc.

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Seventh Circuit Upholds Order Protecting Sanctuary Cities

Citing the need to check the potential “tyranny” of the executive branch, the Seventh Circuit upheld a nationwide preliminary injunction Thursday blocking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to financially punish so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to enforce federal immigration laws.

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