Amicus Brief

Chicago v. Sessions (U.S.C.A 7th Circuit, 2018)

This case challenges immigration enforcement-related conditions imposed by the Justice Department on the receipt of federal public safety grants under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (“JAG”) program. ADL filed a brief urging the Court to block enforcement of these new standards imposed on the federal grants. ADL’s brief argues that the policy would undermine City protections of immigrants through Chicago’s “Welcoming City policy” and public safety for all. Without relief from the Court, ADL’s brief asserts that the policy would essentially destroy necessary trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, discourage crime reporting and exacerbate already existing fear of immigrant communities to interact with law enforcement.