Attorney General says four 'sanctuary cities' may be violating the law

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Attorney General says four 'sanctuary cities' may be violating the law

In the ongoing battle against sanctuary cities, the Justice Department on Thursday said it is giving Chicago and Cook County more time - until October 27 - to comply with Trump administration immigration enforcement policies before yanking federal crime fighting grants.

The DOJ reported Thursday that after a review it found five jurisdictions that may be in violation of the information-sharing requirement, including New York, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, Philadelphia and New Orleans.

DOJ gave the cities until October 27 to prove they're complying with federal law.

The Trump administration and other critics advocating an immigration crackdown - including Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry - have railed against so-called sanctuary cities, contending the policies make it harder for federal authorities to deport potentially risky criminals in the country illegally.

The Trump administration has said enforcing immigration law is vital to national security and crime reduction.

"Jurisdictions that 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", Sessions said in a news release, adding that he urges, "all jurisdictions found to be out of compliance in this preliminary review to reconsider their policies that undermine the safety of their residents".

The Landrieu administration didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday morning. Perhaps ironically, another major Trump supporter, Republican former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, memorably offered a dramatic defense of policies that shielded immigrants from persecution while running City Hall in the 1990s.

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Then, under President Barack Obama, the DOJ told city officials that in order to keep the policing grant, they would have to certify they were complying with a federal law that bars cities from restricting communication with Immigration and Customs Enforcement about the immigration status of people encountered by police or other municipal agencies.

The Trump administration's Justice Department, however, apparently have dismissed the city's earlier responses. Additionally, the Justice Department said subsequent investigations found Miami-Dade County, Fla., and Clark County, Nev., where Las Vegas is located, were already in accordance with federal immigration law, though previously they had been listed otherwise.

That law says local governments "may not prohibit, or in any way restrict" the delivery of information about "the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual" to federal immigration authorities.

At an event in August, Landrieu hit back at claims from the federal acting ICE director that some cities were releasing "serious criminal offenders".

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