Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to sue the Department of Justice over a new set of rules which withholds federal funding to jurisdictions that adopt “sanctuary city” policies. The rules, issued last month, forces cities that have adopted “sanctuary city” policies to give federal immigration authorities unrestricted access to local jails and to notify them 48 hours in advance before releasing an inmate wanted on an immigration detainer.
In response to the DoJ’s new rules, Emanuel told reporters, “The federal government should be working with cities to provide necessary resources to improve public safety, not concocting new schemes to reduce our crime fighting resources.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the new rules were necessary in order to ensure that immigration authorities have the information they need to keep citizens safe. Sessions is forgetting that people who have arrived in the U.S. illegally proportionally commit less crimes than naturalized citizens. The DoJ’s policies are also an example of the administration’s racist tactics to kick out people who were not born in America and look different from the majority.
Source: Washington Post