President Donald Trump sits at the Resolute Desk after signing Section 201 actions in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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President Donald Trump's administration Wednesday escalated its battle with "sanctuary cities" that protect illegal immigrants from deportation, demanding documents on whether local law enforcement agencies are illegally withholding information from U.S. immigration authorities.The Justice Department said it has previously contacted all of the jurisdictions on its list but said it is not satisfied that they are in compliance with the law.In the Chicago case, a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction barring the Justice Department from withholding what is known as Byrne JAG grant money to sanctuary cities on the grounds that its action was likely unconstitutional.
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