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Chicago to sue Trump administration over sanctuary city funding threat

12:42 EDT 6 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Chicago to sue Trump administration over sanctuary city funding threatBy Chris Kenning and Joseph Ax CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chicago will sue the Trump administration on Monday over threats to withhold public safety grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, escalating a pushback against a federal immigration crackdown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Sunday. The federal lawsuit comes less than two weeks after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the U.S. Justice Department would bar cities from a certain grant program unless they allow immigration authorities unlimited access to local jails and provide 48 hours' notice before releasing anyone wanted for immigration violations. "Chicago will not let our police officers become political pawns in a debate," Emanuel, a Democrat, said at a news conference.


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