Sanctuary cities threatened with Justice Department subpoenas

Protesters outside a San Francisco courthouse

Protesters outside a San Francisco courthouse last year, site of a hearing of the first lawsuit challenging the government’s ability to withhold grants from sanctuary cities. Haven Daley AP

WASHINGTON — Twenty-three cities and states are facing subpoenas if they do not prove they are complying with federal immigration laws regarding sanctuary cities in a “timely manner,” the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Letters were sent to each of the jurisdictions, which include California, New York City and Chicago, on Wednesday, demanding they provide documentation that…

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