University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "City of Philadelphia Action Guide: Immigration policies: Federal funding and local immigration-related policies "
Date Jan 8, 2018
Author City of Philadelphia
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Abstract Because the City does not believe DOJ has the authority to place any of these conditions on the JAG program, we filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia on August 30, 2017. Our legal claims are that DOJ has no legal authority to attach these conditions to the JAG grants; that under the federal Constitution, DOJ has violated a principle that when the federal government tries to coerce states and cities into action with federal funding, there must be a clear connection between the purposes of the grant funding and the policies it is trying to impose; and that, in any event, we comply with Section 1373, when it is read in a constitutional manner.

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case City of Philadelphia v. Sessions (IM-PA-0015)

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