Original Date AnnouncedApril 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]DOJ Press Release: Justice Department Sends 1373 Compliance Letter to City of Oakland, Document Request and Subpoena Threat to Two Other Jurisdictions
Effective DateApril 13, 2018
Subsequent Trump-Era and Court Action(s)
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).
Current StatusNot in effect
Original Trump Policy StatusStatus: Final/Actual In LitigationTrump Administration Actions: Agency Directive Forms and Information CollectionSubject Matter: Sanctuary RestrictionsAgencies Affected: DOJ State & Local Entities
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