The sanctuary city of Chicago under Rahm Emanuel is suing the federal government. The reason is bizarre.
The Feds plan to withhold grants unless local law enforcement is allowed to cooperate with federal law enforcement to uphold immigration law, the law of the land. Chicago officials are being depicted as “fighting back” by bizarre news outlets like CNN.
Chicago isn’t even cooperating in the cases of criminal illegal aliens.
In other words, the city doesn’t want Chicago law enforcement to cooperate with federal law enforcement and they want the money anyway. That’s some kind of Chutzpah, but there is no doubt there are judges who will uphold the insanity.
The officials in Chicago should be in jail, not suing.
The lawsuit to be filed against the U.S. Justice Department on Monday is over new stipulations placed on federal law enforcement grant money requiring local police departments to assist in federal immigration actions.
Emanuel’s office issued a statement that the Trump administration’s “latest unlawful misguided action undermines public safety and violates” the Constitution. He said the city is challenging the administration “to ensure that their misguided policies do not threaten the safety of our residents.”
The Constitution does in fact require federal law be followed. States’ Rights doesn’t mean each state does whatever the hay they want.
“Chicago will not be blackmailed into changing our values, and we are and will remain a welcoming city,” said Emanuel. “The federal government should be working with cities to provide necessary resources to improve public safety, not concocting new schemes to reduce our crime fighting resources.”
Blackmail? They’re breaking the law!
In fact, Chicago’s seedy side is being run by illegal alien gangs.
Of course Emanuel and his minions are claiming they can’t buy the police the equipment they need without the grants.
This is insanity! Our country has gone berserk!