Seattle sanctuary city lawsuit – CWEB.com
On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned sanctuary cities that they stand to lose funding if they continue to shield illegal immigrants from federal authorities. Two days after that threat, the city of Seattle, is suing the administration.
Mayor Ed Murray and City Attorney Pete Holmes introduced the lawsuit on Wednesday, focusing on the following points.
One, that the federal government cannot order local police departments to do anything or coerce action by threatening to withhold dollars.
Second, the city will argue that they have not done anything illegal. Even if the city wanted to help, lawyers will argue, they cannot because the city doesn’t collect information on undocumented immigrants.