The Department of Justice gave a final warning to four sanctuary cities and one major county on Thursday after they failed to comply with federal immigration laws.
The Justice Department said in a statement:
The Justice Department today responded to seven jurisdictions following a preliminary assessment of the jurisdictions’ compliance with 8 U.S.C. 1373. These jurisdictions were identified in a May 2016 report by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General as having laws that potentially violate 8 U.S.C. 1373.
The following jurisdictions have preliminarily been found to have laws, policies, or practices that may violate 8 U.S.C. 1373:
Cook County, Illinois;
New Orleans, Louisiana;
New York, New York; and
The department found no evidence that the following jurisdictions are currently out of compliance with 8 U.S.C. 1373:
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; and
the State of Connecticut.
The cities have until October 27th to provide additional evidence that the interpretation and application of their laws, policies, or practices comply with the statute.