Rahm Emanuel

Chicago to sue Justice Department over threat to strip funds from 'sanctuary cities'

Chicago to sue Justice Department over threat to strip funds from 'sanctuary cities'

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday that the city is suing the federal government in defense of its status as a so-called sanctuary city and against threats to withhold U.S. grant funds.

Emanuel told "Connected to Chicago" on WLS-AM that the city would be in federal court Monday arguing that grants can't be withheld from cities the administration says aren't cooperating enough with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The interview airs Sunday.

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions announced last month that local governments would lose the money if they do not give advance notice when immigrants in the country illegally are about to be released from custody....

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