The Justice Department on Wednesday requested documents from nearly two dozen jurisdictions to show if local law enforcement are sharing information with federal immigration authorities — and threatened to issue subpoenas if they fail to cooperate.
In letters sent to the 23 jurisdictions – including Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles, among other jurisdictions – the Justice Department said it was requesting that they provide “any orders, directives, instructions, or guidance to your law enforcement employees.”
“Protecting criminal aliens from federal immigration authorities defies common sense and undermines the rule of law. We have seen too many examples of the threat to public safety represented by jurisdictions that actively thwart the federal government’s immigration enforcement—enough is enough,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.
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