On Friday, United States District Court Judge Harry Leinenweber blocked the U.S. Department of Justice from refusing to provide federal grant money to localities that had enacted “sanctuary city” laws protecting immigrants from deportation, creating a setback for the Trump Administration.
The City of Chicago, which filed the suit in the Northern District of Illinois, argued that the Justice Department had no legal authority to tie federal grant money to sanctuary city provisions. … Read More
A U.S. District Court in Texas has stopped implementation of a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state and the City of Philadelphia has filed an action against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming he has unlawfully withheld grant money from cities that the Department of Justice has deemed sanctuary cities. The cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as the State of California, have filed similar suits.… Read More
Individuals who have entered the United States illegally are already putting themselves at serious risk of becoming entangled in the legal system. But what happens when a non-citizen winds up being accused of committing a crime? Regardless of the severity of the crime—whether it’s petty theft or a violent crime, such as murder—and regardless of his or her guilt, a person who is not a U.S.… Read More