Justice Department Brings New Suits over Sanctuary Policies

Article Link: https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/02/10/justice-department-brings-new-suits-over-sanctuary-policies/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department ratcheted up legal pressure Monday on local governments over their “sanctuary” policies that hinder federal immigration officers, bringing two new lawsuits and launching a coordinated messaging campaign to highlight an election-year priority of President Donald Trump. Declaring that law enforcement officers are being “put in harm’s way by these ideologically driven policies,” Attorney General William Barr said that the Trump administration suing the state of New Jersey and the county that is home to Seattle over sanctuary immigration policies — municipalities that offer protections to immigrants in the U.S. illegally.