Thursday, August 2, 2018

A Win for Sanctuary Cities : Chicago v. Sessions

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week in favor of Chicago ordering that the federal government cannot withold funding from cities that refuse to cooperate with the adminstration on enforcement of federal immigration laws.  The ban is intended to be national in scope.  The lawsuit was filed after Attorney General Sessions announced that cities refusing to cooperate in immigration enforcement would not be eligable for certain DOJ grants.  

Justice demands included uncontrolled access to jails and 24 hour notice if an individual wanted for immigration violations is to be released.

The injuction is temporary and was issued on separation of powers grounds. The full order may be read here.

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