The letters give the jurisdictions until June 30 to prove that they are compliant with 8 U.S.C. Section 1373, a 1996 federal law that prohibits local governments from restricting communication with the feds about the immigration status of inmates.
Trump made big promises on sanctuary cities, a blanket term for jurisdictions that don't fully cooperate with federal immigration police.
The department said Friday in a statement NY "continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable outcome of the city's "soft on crime" stance".
The statement was part of an ongoing dispute between Republican President Donald Trump and cities including NY over immigration policy, with the Trump administration threatening to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities. These places include California and the major cities of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans, according to Fox News.
"We found that while some (jurisdictions) honor a civil immigration detainer request when the subject meets certain conditions, such as prior felony convictions, gang membership, or presence on a terrorist watch list, others will not honor a civil immigration detainer request, standing alone, under any circumstances", Horowitz says in the memo.
"Their constant and systematic targeting of diverse cities and states goes beyond constitutional norms and will be challenged at every level", he said.
De Leon has been an outspoken critic of the administration's immigration crackdown.
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Gallardo's problems started immediately when Dee Gordon whacked the game's first pitch into the right-center gap for a double. Chen got out of the jam striking out Kyle Seager and getting Taylor Motter to pop out to end the inning on his 100th pitch.
A New Orleans official says the city will provide the Justice Department with proof that it is complying with federal law and cooperating with immigration authorities. In March, he vowed to "claw back" funding to the immigrant-friendly cities after Trump signed an executive order in January to strip federal funding from the so-called sanctuary cities. "Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars".
The Department of Justice responded in a later news release that it was criticizing de Blasio's policies, not the officers of the New York Police Department.
They were singled out in a May 2016 report by the Justice Department's inspector general that found local policies or rules could interfere with providing information to immigration agents.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he believes lawful systems of immigration should be enforced and that the American people are exhausted of illegal immigration.
Zach Butterworth, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's executive counsel and director of federal relations, said the city drafted its policies in consultation with federal immigration and Homeland Security officials.
Justice Department records show New Orleans received almost $266,000 in grant money through the program in fiscal 2016.