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ACLU Praises Chicago Sanctuary Lawsuit — With Caveats

A civil liberties group says Chicago is right to sue U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the city’s sanctuary policies but that Chicago still has a long way to go to live up to its ideals of protecting residents’ constitutional rights. Chicago yesterday sued the Department of Justice, which is threatening to withhold millions of dollars in federal grant money unless city officials assist with immigration enforcement. The ACLU of Illinois says Chicago still needs to enact police reform and stronger measures to protect undocumented immigrants.

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