Chicago To Sue DOJ Over 'Sanctuary City' Grant Stipulations

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Chicago will sue the Trump administration on Monday, over threats to withhold public safety grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Sunday. The Trump administration has requested $380m in funding next year.

Chicago officials say there are new qualifications for a grant that requires cities to share information with US immigration authorities, which they allege are unconstitutional.

"Chicago can comply with the Department's new notice condition and provide DHS with 48 hours of lead time prior to arrestees' release only if the City detains arrestees for longer than they would otherwise be held in the City's custody, which implicates constitutional, state-law, fiscal, logistical, and other legal concerns", the city argued in the court filing.

Chicago will not let our officers become political pawns in a debate. Chicago will not allow to selectively violate the fundamental rights of our residents.

"This is true to who we are", Emanuel said, noting that Chicago would be the first city to take the Trump administration to court on this issue.

According to The Guardian, Emanuel went on to say that, if Trump's funding restrictions succeed, it could be used as precedent to set conditions on other federal grants and ultimately exercise control over individual states and cities - something that, if true, would directly contradict Article 1 of the Constitution, which is concerned with the separation of Federal and State powers. Chicago officials are waiting to hear whether Mr. Sessions plans to enforce a Justice Department investigation of the Chicago police, completed in the final days of Barack Obama's presidency, that found a pattern of discriminatory practices.

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"In 2016, more Chicagoans were murdered than in New York City and Los Angeles combined", Devin O'Malley, a DOJ spokesperson, told BuzzFeed News.

Chicago received over $2 million in such grants a year ago, which have been used for buying police vehicles and other things. The president's executive order contained "broad and threatening language" that "impermissibly" threatened cities like Chicago determined to protect undocumented immigrants with the loss of all federal grants, the judge ruled. "He's brought discipline, no doubt, to that effort", Emanuel said.

The mayor is taking a stand against the president's immigration policies, specifically the requirement that ties federal funding to cooperation with immigration enforcement.

The Justice Department is requiring agreement to the new conditions by September 5, putting the city in an "untenable position", according to the suit. "Once that individual is found to no longer be a suspect or has paid his or her bond you can not have the legal authority to continue to detain them", said Mary Meg McCarty with the National Immigrant Justice Center.

The mayor also made the case that if police cooperated with ICE agents, it would make people in this country illegally who can help prevent or solve crime fearful of cooperating with police.

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