Chicago is considered a sanctuary city in part because Chicago law prohibits police from providing federal ICE officials access to people who are in the Police Department's custody, unless they are wanted on a criminal warrant or have serious criminal convictions.
It also prohibits local police from allowing ICE agents to use their facilities for interviews or investigations. And it bars on-duty officers from responding to ICE inquiries or talking to ICE officials about a person's custody status or release date.
Welcoming City Ordinance
This is Chapter 2-173 of the Chicago Code, titled “Welcoming City Ordinance.” It is part of Title 2, titled “City Government And Administration.” It contains 9 laws. It’s comprised of the following 9 sections.
Chicago protects immigrants through city ordinance, through CPD directives, and through public services. The primary mode of this protection is “non-cooperation”: the City of Chicago and its departments will not cooperate with federal authorities to arrest, detain, or deport undocumented resident.
“We are not going to be between picking our values of who we are as a welcoming city, and strengthening our police department,” Emanuel said in the interview.
“We’re not going to actually auction off our values as a city, so Monday morning the City of Chicago is going to court; we’re going to take the Justice Department to court based on this,” he said. “We find it unlawful and unconstitutional to be, as a city, coerced on a policy."
So a city says that we find it unlawful and unconstitutional to be coerced on a policy. And Chicago thugs say that we find it unlawful and unconstitutional to be coerced on a policy not to own a gun. Who is right?
More to come,