Justice Department warns so-called sanctuary cities
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.