DOJ Sues New Jersey And A Washington County Over Sanctuary Laws
Attorney General William Barr announced that his department filed lawsuits against the state of New Jersey and King County, Washington.
"Today is a significant escalation in the federal government's efforts to confront the resistance of 'sanctuary cities,'" Attorney General William Barr said.
The Justice Department is taking new legal action against local and state governments over their sanctuary city policies.
On Monday, Attorney General William Barr announced that his department filed lawsuits against the state of New Jersey and against King County, Washington, where Seattle is located.
The suit against New Jersey challenges a directive that limits the information state and local law enforcement can share with federal immigration authorities. And the complaint against King County is over an executive order that prohibits Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials from using the county airport for deportation flights.
The suits were filed just days after the Trump administration barred New Yorkers from participating in Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler Programs that allow modified screening for pre-approved travelers.
The restriction was put in place in response to New York's "Green Light" law, which lets undocumented immigrants obtain driver's licenses. It also prevents the DMV from sharing residents' personal information with federal immigration authorities. New York has since filed a lawsuit over the policy.
Contains footage from CNN.
New York City Mayor Closing Randall's Island Migrant Facility
Mayor Eric Adams said the closure is due to a slowing number of incoming migrants, but critics say his handling of the process has long been off.By AP
Judge Orders End To Trump-Era Asylum Restrictions At Border
The judge ruled that the Biden administration must end Title 42, which allowed for the expulsion of asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.By Gregory Bull / AP
Migrants At New York City Shelters Are Lacking Necessities
New York City residents are volunteering to help the wave of migrants arriving by bus from Texas into the Big Apple.By AP
There Are Still Detained Americans In Russia After Griner's Release
Anne Fogel’s brother Marc and another American Paul Whelan weren’t part of the exchange — a huge blow to their families.By Anne Fogel / Newsy
Another American, Marc Fogel, Is Detained In Russia Over Marijuana
Newsy's Maritsa Georgiou talks with the family of a Russian prisoner who they want designated as "wrongfully detained" by the Biden administration.By Anne Fogel
Vladimir Putin Says Ukraine Fight Is Taking Longer Than Expected
Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his claim that he had to send troops into Ukraine nine months ago.By Kremlin / AP