Sessions Can Prosecute Sanctuary Cities As Attorney General
Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, could take punitive actions against so-called “sanctuary cities” as soon as he takes office, should he survive what promises to be a brutal confirmation process.
Generally speaking, a sanctuary city is a jurisdiction that does not comply with federal detainer requests (or “immigration holds”). Officials in these jurisdictions contend detainer requests are unconstitutional. Some sanctuary cities order local law enforcement to not make inquiries concerning an individual’s immigration status, and provide identification cards for procuring government services. – READ MORE