Sanctuary Cities Stand Firm, Despite Threats To Funding

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said his office filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's Administration, claiming its recent executive order targeting sanctuary cities is unconstitutional.

If sanctuary cities are ignoring federal laws that protect American jobs and rid cities of violent illegal immigrants, then they deserve to be challenged, says William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, or ALIPAC.

In a White House briefing Monday, U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions urged sanctuary cities like NY to change their policies and enforce immigration laws, leaving multiple city officials feeling outraged. "We have the law on our side: the federal government can not compel our police department to enforce federal immigration law and can not use our federal dollars to coerce Seattle into turning our backs on our immigrant and refugee communities".

Trump's January 25 executive order said certain cities and other local governments "willfully violate federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States".

The Trump administration is putting these states and cities on notice by publishing weekly lists of jurisdictions it deems in violation of immigration law. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

"Sanctuary jurisdictions across the United States willfully violate Federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States".

The Justice Department warned sanctuary cities and counties this week that they will not receive federal grants if the continue to fail to work with the crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

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Sanders' remarks echoed what Perez wrote when he announced his candidacy for Democratic chair in a Mic exclusive. NBC said Ellison's political director has been helping on staffing decisions in key departments.

"This week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told American cities they are breaking the law in making their communities unsafe", said Murray.

Murray and Holmes argued the opposite.

"Instead of the press conferences from the White House, instead of the tweets from the White House, we want to have a sober statement of the law that can be reassuring to the communities that this...is still a nation of laws", Holmes said. "We are prohibited from doing so. and moreover, even if we did, given this administration that would like to commandeer our resources and enforce federal law, we would face civil liability, ironically, under federal law".

The Justice Department on Tuesday declined to comment further.

The Trump administration has argued that cities should collect the citizenship status of its residents and report that information to federal officials.

Cities could miss out on grants that pay for an array of policing programs, including crime lab technology, crime prevention efforts, equipment and other services.

What is less clear: what happens to any local law enforcement that chooses to assist the federal government in finding and/or deporting illegal immigrants. The administration last week reported more than 200 cases of immigrants recently released from local jails before federal agents could intervene.

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