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Chicago to Sue US Over Funding Threats Against ‘Sanctuary Cities’

The city of Chicago will sue the Trump administration over its threat to cut off certain federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities that provide asylum to illegal immigrants.

Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city will file its suit Monday.

“Chicago will not let our police officers become political pawns in a debate,” Emanuel said at a news conference on Sunday. “Chicago will not let our residents have their fundamental rights isolated and violated. And Chicago will never relinquish our status as a welcoming city.”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said the Justice Department will withhold a justice assistance grant from cities …read more

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