Justice Department gives sanctuary cities 'last chance' to prove immigration law compliance

Washington Examiner | 10/12/2017 | Kelly Cohen
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The Justice Department said Thursday that five U.S. jurisdictions have one "last chance" to prove over the next two weeks they are in compliance with federal immigration law.

The Department of Justice had previously told nine jurisdictions to come into compliance with federal law that requires them to communicate with federal officials about on immigration matters.

Justice - Department - Chicago - Ill - Cook

According to the Justice Department, Chicago, Ill., Cook County, Ill., New Orleans, New York City and Philadelphia still have "laws, policies or practices" that violate the federal statute, 8 USC § 1373. That law prohibits local and state governments from enacting laws or policies that limit communication with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Customs and Border Protection about "information regarding the immigration or citizenship status."

The department's statement cast the note as a "last chance" for these jurisdictions.

Justice - Department - Milwaukee - County - Wisconsin

The Justice Department said it recently told Milwaukee County in Wisconsin and the state of Connecticut it found them to be in compliance, and that earlier in the year, Clark County, Nev., and Miami-Dade County, Fla., were notified as in compliance.

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