City of Chicago sues DOJ over sanctuary cities conditions (Text of Complaint)

On July 25, 2017, the DOJ announced that it will no longer award criminal justice grants to cities and states that refuse to cooperate with  federal agents in detaining undocumented immigrants. This week, the City of Chicago sued the DOJ over the Department’s new conditions. [Text of Complaint] See Sanctuary jurisdictions will only receive DOJ criminal justice grant funds if cities and states cooperate in detaining undocumented immigrants, LLB, July 27, 2017.

In his Constitutional Law Prof Blog post, Steven D. Schwinn writes “Chicago challenges DOJ-added conditions on the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program that, it says, exceed DOJ authority, violate federalism principles, and interfere with the City’s long-standing and effective Welcoming Policy, now codified as the Welcoming City Ordinance.” — Joe

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