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Philadelphia Just Sued Jeff Sessions Over Sanctuary City Ban


Philadelphia Just Sued Jeff Sessions Over Sanctuary City Ban

The city of Philadelphia has just filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the Trump administration planned to block sanctuary city policies by adding restrictions to grants for local governments.

The Trump administration’s ultimate goal is to give local law enforcement power to give access to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to undocumented immigrants detained by local authorities.

Jim Kenney (D), Mayor of Philadelphia, announced the lawsuit on Wednesday, saying, “As far as we can tell, these unprecedented grant conditions are purely political.”

“The Trump administration claims that it is imposing these to keep Philadelphians safer, but the facts don’t lie. Philadelphia isn’t breaking federal law.”

The Justice Department wants to give ICE agents access to city detention facilities to question detainees about their immigration status.

This will just bring fear to millions of people who came to this country looking for a brighter future.

The Trump administration doesn’t care about families being torn apart. In their eyes, every immigrant is a bad person.

According to The Hill:

“Philadelphia Solicitor Sozi Pedro Tulante said the city’s lawsuit will ask a federal court to determine that Sessions does not have the authority to impose the new conditions. The attorney general cannot use grant funding to force cities and counties to implement federal immigration policy, the lawsuit argues.”

RELATED: The ACLU Just Revealed ICE Is Trying To Destroy Records That Show Systemic Abuse Of Immigrants

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