Jus­tice Depart­ment warns so-called sanc­tu­ary cities

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CHICAGO — The Jus­tice Depart­ment is giv­ing four so-called sanc­tu­ary cities a “last chance” to show they're not thwart­ing en­force­ment of U.S. im­mi­gra­tion law be­fore pos­si­bly los­ing fed­eral grants that help pay for pub­lic safety equip­ment.

A Thurs­day Jus­tice Depart­ment state­ment names Chicago, New York, Philadel­phia and New Or­leans. They have un­til Oct. 27 to show they are com­ply­ing, in­clud­ing with long­stand­ing fed­eral law that says cities can't hin­der in­for­ma­tion shar­ing with im­mi­gra­tion agents.

It's un­clear how the warn­ing im­pacts on­go­ing le­gal bat­tles.

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