Texas Republicans pushed Thursday to deny state money to local jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate in a crackdown on illegal immigration.
The bond-rating agency says Chicago and other sanctuary cities could be hurt if the funding cutoff gets congressional and judicial backing.
So far, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s response to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric has been remarkably calm and strategic.
Immigrant activists have joined with Black Youth Project to demand that Rahm Emanuel eliminate all exceptions in Chicago’s Welcoming City ordinance.
While there is no formal definition of “sanctuary city,” it generally refers to jurisdictions that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials.
Chicago will remain a sanctuary city — in spite of President Donald Trump’s renewed threat to cut off federal funding, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.
Universities have an obligation to stand up for their students on immigration matters and protect them from the threat of deportation.