The cities who refused to comply with federal laws regarding sanctuary cities and federal immigration official has received another warning.
Apparently, on Thursday, the Department of Justice warned them for the last time.
These jurisdictions will take place in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Cook County and Illinois.
According to Western Journalism, these major cities are in danger of neglecting to cooperate with the federal law. Also, Attorney General Jeff Session claimed that these jurisdictions “have preliminarily been found to have laws, policies, or practices that may violate” federal law.
He issued a statement in which he gave one last chance for these jurisdictions to comply with federal law and cooperate with federal immigration officials. He also wrote that the jurisdictions who “adopt so-called ‘sanctuary policies’ also 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.
Furthermore, Sessions stated: “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.”
These sanctuary cities are a nickname for governments who allow illegal immigration while refusing to work with the law enforcement and federal immigration officials. In the beginning of this year, Sessions gave the warning to block the federal money from the cities who will refuse to give in to the federal immigration law.
However, his warning was postponed until September, after one federal judge prevented the Department of Justice from delaying those grants, while a lawsuit levied against the DOJ concluded.
Furthermore, the mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel asked the federal judge’s nationwide injunction a “clear rejection of the false choice that the Trump Justice Department wanted Chicago to make between our values, our principles and our priorities.”
The Department of Justice claimed that the jurisdictions who won’t cooperate with the law will have until Oct. 27 to “provide additional evidence that the interpretation and application of their laws, policies, or practices comply with the statute.”
It seems that Jeff Sessions is determined to find out which jurisdictions will reject to work with the federal law.
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