JUDGE: SESSIONS CAN’T DENY GRANT MONEY FOR SANCTUARY CITIES

DON BABWIN – ASSOCIATED PRESS

Attorney General Jeff Sessions can’t follow through – at least for now – with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to impose new tough immigration policies, a judge ruled Friday in a legal defeat for the Trump administration.

In what is at least a temporary victory for cities that have defied Sessions, U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber ruled that the Justice Department could not impose the requirements.

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