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Justice Department brings new suits over sanctuary policies


Last updated 2/12/2020 at 4:12am

Attorney General William Barr waves as he walks onstage to speak at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10. AP photo/Susan Walsh photo

Michael Balsamo and Colleen Long

The Associated Press

The Justice Department ratcheted up legal pressure Monday, Feb. 10, on local governments over "sanctuary" policies that hinder federal immigration officers, bringing two new lawsuits and launching a coordinated messaging campaign to highlight an election-year priority of President Donald Trump.

Declaring that law enforcement officers are being "put in harm's way by these ideologically driven policies," Attorney General William Barr said the Trump administration is suing the state of New Jersey and the county that is home to Seattle ove...

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