aside AG Sessions Strikes Out Again As Judge Blocks Him From Depriving Sanctuary Cities Of Federal Funds

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JEFF SESSIONS

The republican President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been experiencing a troublesome few days. First, it looks like the president is backing away from his 9/5/17 commitment to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) and now the courts are blocking the attorney general’s  attempts to strong arm government officials of sanctuary cities into cooperating with the Department of Justice with its enforcement of immigration laws and deportations.

Here’s the rest of the story…

On September 15, 2017, Jason Meisner  and John Byrne of the LA Times penned the following report, “Judge rules in city’s favor on sanctuary cities, grants nationwide injunction.”

Excerpts:

“In a ruling with national impact, a federal judge in Chicago on Friday (9/15/17) blocked the Trump administration’s rules requiring so-called sanctuary cities to cooperate with immigration agents in order to get a public safety grant.”

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Judge Harry Leinenweber

“U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber wrote in his 41-page ruling that the city has shown a “likelihood of success” in its arguments that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions exceeded his authority in imposing new standards governing Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants across the country.”

“He also said Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s administration has shown the city could suffer “irreparable harm” in its relationship with the immigrant community if it were to comply with the U.S. Department of Justice‘s new standards.”

“Once such trust is lost, it cannot be repaired through an award of money damages, making it the type of harm that is especially hard to rectify” if he were to wait until the lawsuit is settled, Leinenweber wrote.”

“Emanuel and City Corporation Counsel Edward Siskel were scheduled to speak Friday (9/15/17) about the ruling at a news conference at City Hall.”

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MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL

“The ruling comes a little over a month after the Emanuel administration filed suit against the Justice Department over its new requirements for sanctuary cities like Chicago who want federal funding to give notice when immigrants in the country illegally are about to be released from custody and allow immigration agents access to local jails.”

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2 comments

    • Dear !EarthUnited,

      The judicial leg of the US government is working overtime to keep this White House in check. It seems that republicans attempts to staff judgeship positions with conservatives has its limits.

      Hugs, Gronda

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