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The Wall Street Journal: ‘Sanctuary City’ Chicago to file suit against Trump administration over immigration

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Sunday the city will file a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s use of federal grant money as a way to force local authorities to cooperate with a crackdown on illegal immigration.

The showdown over so-called sanctuary cities has been months in the making, as some local governments resist federal calls to hold people in jail when asked to do so by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.

The lawsuit, to be filed Monday, is coming now, Emanuel said, because the Justice Department recently required such cooperation for cities to be considered for a long-running federal crime prevention grant, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.

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