A judge heard arguments but made no decision Monday on the city’s objections to new requirements for a federal grant and its sanctuary city status.
African-Americans are sympathetic to the plight of the undocumented. But inquiring black minds wonder: What about sanctuary for us?
“For the sake of their city, Chicago’s leaders need to recommit to policies that punish criminals instead of protecting them,” Sessions said in Miami.
Ramirez-Rosa said the mayor’s office decided the time still wasn’t right, advising immigration advocates: “We don’t want to poke the bear.”
Emanuel sent emails to some big names in the national media, hoping to discuss the “One Chicago” campaign, intended to showcase the city’s diversity.
There is no evidence that people living illegally in the United States are any more likely to commit crimes than anybody else.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel accused President Donald Trump’s Justice Department over the weekend of threatening to withhold crime-fighting money from cities.
The city intends to file a federal lawsuit Monday challenging the Justice Department’s threats to withhold money from sanctuary cities.
Sessions had warned jurisdictions they could lose money just for having rules that limit communication among local police and immigration officials.
“Our diversity is our strength. No matter the road you traveled to get here, Chicago will always be a welcoming city,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Sunday.
The law lets police ask whether someone is in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don’t cooperate with immigration agents.
A federal judge has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold money from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.
Americans do not want their tax dollars used to provide shelter, education and health care for people who have broken the law.
Organizers led by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights intentionally avoided use of the word “sanctuary.”
City Hall says Chicago could lose $13.4 million in federal anti-crime grants if the Trump administration cuts off money to sanctuary cities.