A federal judge sided with the city of Chicago in its lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions to defend its Welcoming City Ordinance. The freeze applies nationwide on the administration's unlawful attempt to restrict funding for cities that refuse to allow local police to act as immigration agents. NIJC filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case to support the city and Welcoming City policies and NIJC's Mark Fleming spoke with the Chicago Sun-Times about the case. Read the article.
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