Sanctuary City Chicago To Sue DOJ Over Threat Of Losing Federal Money For Being Sanctuary City

Saturday, we learned that California is considering suing the Department Of Justice over threats that the DOJ will take away federal grants to fight crime from sanctuary jurisdictions, in order for California jurisdictions, and essentially California itself, to continue to purposefully avoid enforcing federal law on illegal aliens. Now

(Chicago Tribune) Mayor Rahm Emanuel is planning to double down against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies by filing a federal lawsuit claiming it’s illegal for the federal government to withhold public safety grant money from so-called sanctuary cities.

The city will head into federal court Monday to argue Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot hold back federal Byrne grants from cities the administration says aren’t cooperating enough with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, Emanuel said during an interview on “Connected to Chicago” on WLS radio-890. The interview will air at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Byrne Justice Assistance Grants provide a relatively minuscule amount of money to Chicago. The city this year is counting on $3.2 million from the program, money mostly used to buy police vehicles. The grants amount to roughly three-hundredths of 1 percent of the entire $9.8 billion city budget.

They’re not doing a great job with the other 99.7% of their crime fighting budget, considering the number of crimes, shootings, and murders, eh? So, hey, why not make Chicago a warm and welcoming place for people who are unlawfully present in the United States?

“We are not going to be between picking our values of who we are as a welcoming city, and strengthening our police department,” Emanuel said in the interview with WLS reporter Bill Cameron.

“We’re not going to actually auction off our values as a city, so Monday morning the City of Chicago is going to court; we’re going to take the Justice Department to court based on this,” he said. “We find it unlawful and unconstitutional to be, as a city, coerced on a policy.”

First, the money hasn’t been denied, so, there’s really no there there for a court filing. Only a threat to remove the money. Second, remember when Democrats, like Emanuel, had hissy fits over Arizona’s SB1070, where they claimed that states must follow federal law to a T? Third, Chicago’s values seem to be about murder, crime, graft, and shootings, while denying law abiding citizens the means to defend themselves.

Fourth, Tiffany Thrasher was unavailable for comment, having been strangled to death after being sexually assaulted in the suburbs of Chicago by an illegal alien with a history of violence. Yet, Emanuel is spending millions of taxpayer dollars on providing legal defense for illegals.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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