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The Justice Department has given four major U.S. cities a "last chance" to prove they are not so-called "sanctuary cities" before losing millions in critical crime-fighting aid, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday. New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago were all determined to have "laws, policies, or practices" that violated a federal statute that requires jurisdictions to comply with federal immigration officials and help those agents deport suspected undocumented immigrants held in local jails, according to the department. Sanctuary cities are considered to be local governments that limit police cooperation with federal immigration authorities. “Jurisdictio... Full story

12 October