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Chicago Upset Over New DOJ Sanctuary Policy, Plans to Sue

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

We are used to the nonsense of California and their plans for succession. They harbor illegal aliens and then get upset when they reap the consequences of doing so.

Now we must deal with Chicago and their crazy emotions. Mayor Rahmn Emanual stated that they are planning to sue the Department of Justice (DOJ) over the new immigration policies. They are reportedly upset about the sanctuary cities program.

Fox News reports:

Emanuel made the disclosure Friday, while being interviewed for a Chicago radio program. The full interview is scheduled to air Sunday evening on WLS radio in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The mayor, a Democrat who previously served as a congressman and as White House chief of staff under President Barack Obama, said the federal lawsuit will be filed Monday.

The suit will claim that it’s illegal for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to withhold federal Byrne grants from cities the Trump administration believes aren’t cooperating enough with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, the mayor said.

Chicago this year expects to receive $3.2 million from the Byrne grant program, money mostly used to buy police vehicles and other equipment, the Tribune reported. The grants are named for Edward Byrne, a New York City police officer who was murdered in 1988.

The Chicago Mayor said, “We are not going to be between picking our values of who we are as a welcoming city, and strengthening our police department.”

In filing the suit, Emanuel is likely trying to court support from Chicago’s Latinos, who are wary of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, as well as gain clout among other big-city Democratic mayors as they try to block Trump initiatives, the newspaper reported.

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made an announcement that we were all waiting for. He said that they were considering withholding federal anti-crime funding from the following sanctuary cities: Baltimore; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Stockton and San Bernardino, California.

Cities can either comply with the federal government or lose their federal funding. Simple as that!

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including Keepandbear.com. While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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