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DOJ demands evidence of compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 from three jurisdictions

  1. Date Announced

    April 13, 2018

    DOJ issues letters to Seattle, Oakland, and the State of Vermont, demanding the production of documents that could show whether each jurisdiction is violating 8 U.S.C. § 1373 by unlawfully restricting information sharing with federal immigration authorities. DOJ also notified Washington DC and Louisville that there is currently no evidence that their jurisdictions are out of compliance with § 1373.

    [ID #164]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 13, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    January 31, 2017

    The First, Third, Seventh and Ninth Circuits have found the DOJ's immigration-related conditions on Byrne/JAG grants to be unlawful. See City of Providence v. Barr (1st Cir. Case No. 19-802—Mar. 24, 2020); City of Philadelphia v. AG (3rd Cir. Case No. 18-2648—Feb. 19, 2019); Chicago v. Barr (7th Cir. Case No. 19-3290—Apr. 30, 2020); Los Angeles v. Barr (9th Cir. Case No. 18-56292—Oct. 31, 2019). The Second Circuit has found the conditions lawful. See New York v. DOJ (2nd Cir. Case No. 19-267—Feb. 26, 2020).

Subject Matter: Sanctuary Restrictions
Agencies Affected: DOJ State & Local Entities

Subsequent Action

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