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Sessions threatens to subpoena 'sanctuary' jurisdictions in immigration fight

Sessions threatens to subpoena 'sanctuary' jurisdictions in immigration fight

The Justice Department on Wednesday escalated its attempt to crack down on "sanctuary" jurisdictions, threatening to subpoena 23 states, cities and other localities that have policies the department suspects might be unlawfully interfering with immigration enforcement.

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have long promised to target places with policies friendly to those in the country illegally — warning they might withhold federal money from some and trying to tie grant eligibility to cooperation with federal authorities. The Justice Department had previously contacted the 23 jurisdictions threatened Wednesday, raising worries they might be...

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