The mayor of Chicago, whose city will receive $3.2 million dollars next year thanks to the BJA Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, is suing the federal government. Former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said that he would not "auction off our values as a city."
This was in response to President Donald Trump's plan, as put forth by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last Thursday, to withhold federal funds from cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration officers.
Chicago is a sanctuary city, which means it intends to not inform Immigration and Customs Enforcement when they have an illegal alien in custody for committing a crime. Emanuel told "Connected to Chicago" host Bill Cameron, "We find it unlawful and unconstitutional to be, as a city, coerced on a policy.”
He also said, "It is wrong on a values basis; immigrants are part of our community,” seemingly conflating legal immigrants with people who enter the country without permission, or those who overstay their work visas.
On today's "Chris Salcedo Show," that the values Emanuel spoke of are "anti-rule of law."