The Department of Justice Is Considering Arresting Sanctuary City Politicians

Immigration advocates say the move poses "a serious First Amendment problem.”

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The Department of Justice is considering subjecting state and local officials to criminal charges if they implement or enforce so-called sanctuary policies that bar jurisdictions from cooperating with immigration authorities. Immigration advocates argue such a move would be illegal. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen made the disclosure Tuesday during a Senate committee hearing on…

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Nicole Rodriguez is a political reporter covering the Trump Administration and immigration for Newsweek. The South Florida native, who specializes in government, breaking news and investigative reporting, studied journalism at St. John's University in New York City and is a graduate of Florida International University in Miami.