Attorney General Can't Withhold Money To Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Can't Withhold Money To Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Can't Withhold Money To Sanctuary Cities

The city had asked the judge for a "nationwide" temporary injunction this week, asking the judge not to allow the Justice Department to impose the requirements until the city's lawsuit against the department plays out in court.

A federal judge has ruled Attorney General Jeff Sessions can not follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing his order to impose tough immigration policies.

Leinenweber blocked the Justice Department from enforcing the new measures, which it introduced earlier this summer, meaning cities applying for the funds this year will not have to comply.

"The court finds that the city has established that it would suffer irreparable harm if a preliminary injunction is not entered", Leinenweber added, according to Bloomberg. "Once such trust is lost, it can not be repaired through an award of money damages, making it the type of harm that is especially hard to rectify", Leinenweber writes.

A judge has halted an attempt by the Trump administration to block sanctuary cities from obtaining funding from a federal government program.

The administration has made such jurisdictions a key focus of its immigration agenda - arguing that such policies are a public safety threat.

"So-called sanctuary policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes", Sessions said.

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The Justice Department argued that it has discretion to attach conditions to the Byrne grants and that Chicago was effectively demanding that the USA give it control over the program.

A Chicago federal judge ruled Friday the U.S.

"This is not just a victory for Chicago". That's a big blow to Sessions, who has been talking largely about crippling sanctuary cities defiance by cutting them off from Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants.

Those are some of the most controversial requests by the federal government regarding local law enforcement. The Trump administration, on the other hand, has accused sanctuary cities of putting politics over public safety.

Sessions defended the initiative when it was first announced in July.

The Justice Department did get one win, however.

Virtually all jurisdictions in the United States say they are already in compliance with that measure.

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