Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, intends to file a lawsuit to make sure the federal government keeps the funds flowing to the beleaguered city even if it fails to comply with US immigration law.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city won’t be “blackmailed” into changing its policies.i.e. it won’t be blackmailed into abiding by the law.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired back at the city of Chicago after lawmakers there filed a lawsuit alleging the Justice Department’s plan to withhold public safety grants from “sanctuary” cities is unconstitutional.
“This administration will not simply give away grant dollars to city governments that proudly violate the rule of law and protect criminal aliens at the expense of public safety,” Mr. Sessions said Monday. “So it’s this simple: Comply with the law or forgo taxpayer dollars.”
Chicago filed a lawsuit Monday against the Justice Department, hoping a federal court will block the attorney general from imposing several new conditions for certain federal grants that require local officials to cooperate with federal immigration agents.
The attorney general announced last month that local governments would stand to lose certain federal grants if they prevent immigration agents’ access to local jails or they do not give advance notice when illegal immigrants are set to be released from custody. Jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate would lose funding under Justice Assistance Grants and the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which provide hundreds of millions of dollars a year to local law enforcement.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
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United States (US) is estimated to have a population of 325.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.8% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 13.2 million.