Chicago Police instructs its officers not to cooperate with DHS, leaked memo shows, after Mayor Lori Lightfoot condemned ICE as the & # 39; political arm of the Trump campaign & # 39;
- A leaked memo advises the Chicago police on cooperation with the US Department of Homeland Security on issues related to immigration
- City police cannot cooperate with customs and enforcement authorities without prior permission from a supervisor
- Police officers will assist an ICE agent in danger, but if asked to assist with immigration, he will advise and leave the scene.
- The rule comes after the Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot, shot ICE during an immigration rally and the & # 39; political arm & # 39; of the Trump campaign
The Chicago police have been instructed not to cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security, a leaked memo showed.
Police officers in the so-called & # 39; Sanctuary City & # 39; has been told to refuse to assist immigration customs and enforcement agents in an immigration arrest, unless they have prior permission from a supervisor.
The new march orders for the CPD were & # 39; immediately in force & # 39 ;, according to an internal memo discussing how the city police should work with ICE agents working under the DHS.
Instead of providing immediate support to ICE, officers must now wait for a supervisor to come on site to call, according to the email, reports Fox news.
Members of the Chicago police (pictured above) will refuse to assist immigration customs and enforcement officials in an immigration judgment, unless they have prior permission from a supervisor, according to an internal memo
The Chicago police have historically made themselves available to help when federal agents have asked for help. They will continue as long as it does not help with an immigration stop (pictured above)
& # 39; If the request is to assist in an arrest or detention of immigration, CPD personnel leave the scene as prescribed by the CPD supervisor & # 39 ;, the memo said.
The CPD confirmed the authenticity of the memo at Fox News. Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office did not respond to a request for comment.
The motivation behind the new guidelines was not immediately clear.
However, the day before the e-mail went out, the mayor destroyed the DHS at an immigration rally, challenged his credibility and called it the political arm of the Trump campaign in a lash at the president and his re-election approach to the campaign to enforce immigration laws.
She insisted that ICE will not have access to police databases, nor will the police cooperate on immigration arrests.
& # 39; We will never, ever, succumb to the racist, xenophobic rhetoric of ICE, & # 39; said Lightfoot during the rally, which was held to Robert Guadian, the newly appointed director of the Chicago field office, who had his own news conference, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office did not respond to a request for comment on the demand for the new police directive. Lightfoot (pictured above) was at an immigration rally last week and said the police would not cooperate with ICE for immigration enforcement
Law enforcement sources say that the new policy endangers the local police and ICE (pictured above)
& # 39; We will continue to prohibit ICE from accessing CPD databases. We do not allow any CPD officer to cooperate with anything related to ICE and immigrant raids, & Lightfoot shouted.
The Chicago police have historically made themselves available to help when federal agents have asked for help. Sources told Fox that the new policy is endangering local police and ICE agents.
& # 39; See what happens if that happens and a DHS agent is injured due to a lack of response from CPD. Sickening what is happening here, & # 39; a CPD source told Fox News.
& # 39; You will not find any real police officer who would refuse to assist another agency, & # 39; Another source of law enforcement told Fox.
Chicago became a Sanctuary City under former mayor Rahm Emanuel, and continued under Lightfoot, who took office in May after winning a second election.
Both are members of the Democratic party, which is at odds with Republicans, including the president, on how to push back the tide of immigrants who illegally enter the US.
Chicago is according to its legal right to refuse assistance to ICE agents. The Supreme Court has ruled that local and national governments are not required to enforce federal law.
The new policy & # 39; justifies & # 39; the Chicago police, told Fox sources because it sends the message that officers will not respond to or prosecute suspects in some immigration situations.
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