The US Department of Justice may no longer hold Chicago back as a lever against its policy of granting asylum to immigrants, a federal judge ruled on Friday.
The city filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions in August 2017 after the DOJ ordered Chicago and other cities to detonate 48 hours before being released from the custody of immigrants who illegally entered the United States, the Chicago Sun Times. 19659005] The Department of Justice also requested access to prisons by federal agents and the exchange of citizenship information.
United States District Judge Harry Leinenweber granted a restraining order against the three conditions and dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice to dismiss the lawsuit.
Sessions warned Chicago that it would be out of the question for public safety grants if it did not match the city's maintenance of the transgression of legal authority and unconstitutional.
"Today's opinion in favor of Chicago and the Trump Justice Ministry is a great victory for all Chicagoers and a significant victory for public safety."
"Today's opinion for Chicago and against the Trump Justice Department marks a great victory for all Chicago residents and a significant victory for public safety," said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday.
Following the court's order, the limitation will remain in place until appeal proceedings determine whether the injunction will apply nationwide, the Sun-Times reported.
The arguments are scheduled for September 6th.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.