Sanctuary cities have been under a strong attack lately because they allow illegal immigrants to stay. The US Department of Justice stated that there are five cities and counties in conflict with the federal law. These cities should communicate with federal immigration officials, and supply information about the migration condition of people. According to a report by Reuters, the US Justice Department stated on Thursday that New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago and the Cook County in Illinois have policies that may be violating the federal law.

These cities and counties will have time until October 27 to show evidence that they aren't breaking the law.

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The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, stated that his city is better because of immigrants and that he won't tolerate denigration nor discrimination in his city. Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel has also challenged the federal instructions to turn in illegals. According to a report by Newsweek, the Justice Department states that the cities are violating the federal statute 8 U.S.C. 1373, which states that the local governments can't put restrictions on the delivery of information about the immigration status of the people. The US President, Donald Trump, has complained about these cities and wants to deny economic resources from Washington if they don't cooperate.

A tougher policy

Donald Trump has increased border patrols and travel restrictions to protect the borders of the United States, this is an important part of his policy. Trump even wants to build a wall with Mexico, but it's not easy because there is a strong opposition that includes some members of the Republican Party. According to a report by NBC News, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that the jurisdictions that protect illegal immigrants believe that protecting alien criminals is more important than protecting citizens and the rule of law.

Jeff Sessions believes that the immigration laws of the United States are being abused in an exaggerated way.

Stop the illegals

According to a report by Newsweek, Sessions also stated that the state of Connecticut and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office have been complying with Section 1373. David Clarke, the former Milwaukee County Sheriff, is an important ally of Donald Trump and supports hard immigration policies to stop the illegals. The US administration knows that the cooperation between the police and the immigration authorities is limited a lot by the sanctuary cities.