Six Attorneys General Sue DOJ Over Public Safety Funds Dispute

This week, the Attorneys General individually representing Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Washington filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Department of Justice’s effort to allegedly block the flow of public safety funding to so-called 'sanctuary cities' by attaching immigration stipulations to the funding grants.

The states would cumulatively lose up to $25 million. The suit was jointly announced yesterday by New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood.

"It is unconscionable that the Trump administration would put New Yorkers' public safety at risk to impose its abhorrent and un-American immigration policies on our state," Cuomo said. "New Yorkers should know that we will continue fighting against this shameful administration and its unjust policies at every turn and will not rest until every New Yorker, regardless of where they come from or how they got here, is treated with respect and dignity."

Federal law enforcement groups have been generally supportive of DOJ’s efforts to curb some cities’ efforts to shelter immigrants facing deportation and legal limbo, saying the cities’ efforts have often endangered the lives of Americans and of law enforcement.

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association filed an amicus brief in California challenging the state’s SB-54, colloquially known as the “sanctuary city bill,” arguing that it makes it more difficult for employers and local law enforcement to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration matters.

“By restricting cooperation between state law enforcement entities and federal immigration officers, California officials are violating a basic trust,” said FLEOA National President Nathan R. Catura. “In these dangerous times for law enforcement, the sharing of information, open communication, and operational cooperation are some of the only advantages law enforcement officers have over our adversaries.”

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