Federal Appeals Court Nixes Trump Policy Denying Grant Money To Sanctuary Cities"This is a great victory, not only for Chicago, but for our immigrant and refugee communities everywhere in the country," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
Federal Appeals Court In New York Sides With Trump In 'Sanctuary Cities' Grant Fight; Other Appeals Courts Have Ruled Against Justice DepartmentThe 2nd Circuit said the plain language of relevant laws make clear that the U.S. attorney general can impose conditions on states and municipalities receiving money.
Chicago Man's Family Worries As He Is Held By ICE, Trump Administration Plans Sanctuary City CrackdownThe Trump administration last week announced a controversial plan to send armed SWAT-like teams of Border Patrol agents to Chicago and at least nine other so-called sanctuary cities.
Trump Administration Sending Border Patrol Agents To Sanctuary CitiesSome Chicago communities are on alert after news the Trump administration is sending border patrol agents to so-called sanctuary cities like Chicago to arrest undocumented immigrants.
'Sanctuary' Cities Are Getting Their Grants Despite ThreatsLast summer, the U.S. Conference of Mayors sued in Illinois on behalf of its member cities focusing on the issue. In September, a federal court temporarily blocked the Justice Department from withholding the funds for the jurisdictions represented by the conference.
Chicago Sues Trump Administration Again Over GrantsThe City of Chicago has sued the U.S. Department of Justice again for withholding public safety grants for the "sanctuary city's" refusal to cooperate with the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies.
Federal Judge Sides With Philadelphia In Sanctuary City Lawsuit Against Trump AdministrationA federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally.
Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Blocking Trump Policy Punishing Sanctuary CitiesLast year, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber ruled U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department could not deny requests for law enforcement grants from cities that refused to comply with strict immigration policies, such as allowing federal agents access to local jails.
New U.S. Attorney: National Security 'Top Priority'In his first public comments, John Lausch said national security, gun crimes and public corruption will be a top priority of his office.
Justice Dept. Threatens To Subpoena Records Of 'Sanctuary Cities' In Growing Immigration RiftThe move is part of the Trump administration's promised crackdown on cities and states that refuse to help enforce U.S. immigration laws.
Emanuel: Threat To Charge Sanctuary City Mayors With Crimes 'Will Not Stand'Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said earlier this month elected officials who run local governments that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities should be charged with crimes.
Durbin Slams Sessions For Threatening Funds To Sanctuary Cities"You’re not helping us solve the murder problem in the city of Chicago by taking away these federal funds," Durbin said.
Judge Rules Trump Can't Deny Funds To Sanctuary CitiesA federal judge sides with the city of Chicago in its legal battle with the Trump Administration over federal funding for sanctuary cities.
Chicago Sues Attorney General Sessions Over Plan To Withhold Funds From Sanctuary CitiesThe federal lawsuit challenges new rules that would make it impossible for sanctuary cities like Chicago to receive some federal grants.
Chicago To File Lawsuit Against Justice DepartmentThe city of Chicago is firing back, and accusing Jeff Sessions of a sly move that would greatly affect sanctuary cities.