Remember when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that cities must turn undocumented residents in their custody over to federal immigration authorities or lose their federal grants? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled on April 19, 2018 that Attorney General Jess Sessions had no authority to do that. The court held that the statutes governing the federal grant that Chicago sought did not give the Attorney General the power to impose any additional conditions. Because the Attorney General had exceeded the powers that the law gave him, the nationwide injunction against his actions was proper.
That’s good news for “sanctuary cities” throughout the country. Three cheers for the rule of law. Maybe our law and order AG will learn to stay within the law.