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October 12th, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a “last chance” warning to sanctuary cities harboring illegal alien fugitives from the law.
In a notice reviewed by Fox News, the DOJ announced that five jurisdictions “have preliminarily been found to have laws, policies, or practices that may violate” a key federal statute concerning cooperation with federal immigration officials.
They are: Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia and Cook County, Ill.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a written statement that sanctuary cities “adopt the view that the protection of criminal aliens is more important than the protection of law-abiding citizens and of the rule of law.”
“I urge all jurisdictions found to be out of compliance in this preliminary review to reconsider their policies that undermine the safety of their residents,” he said.
The illegal laws bar local law enforcement from assisting Federal immigration officials in the apprehension, detainment and deportation of illegal alien invaders.
The final warning notice shows the Department of Justice is making a final determination on which jurisdictions are most grievously violating federal immigration laws.
The Justice Department said the five cities and counties in question will have until Oct. 27 to “provide additional evidence that the interpretation and application of their laws, policies, or practices comply with the statute.”
Officials in those jurisdictions have defended their policies, despite them being in direct violation of federal laws.
Several additional jurisdictions had been flagged in a May 2016 inspector general report as having laws that might conflict with federal requirements.
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