Chicago Police Officers Told Not To Cooperate With DHS On Immigration Issues

Chicago PD instructs officers to not cooperate with DHS, according to a memo obtained by Fox News.

Instead of assisting DHS upon request, officers are instructed to wait for their supervisor to arrive, the memo said. Once the supervisor arrives, “if the request is to assist with an immigration arrest or detention, CPD personnel will leave the scene as directed by the CPD supervisor,” according to the memo.


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Police in Chicago were warned not to cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on issues of immigration.

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The Chicago Police Department (CPD)sent a memo, obtained by Fox News, to officers in late September telling them to wait for a supervisor to arrive before assisting DHS. Upon arrival, the supervisor will direct CPD officers to leave the scene, “if the request is to assist with an immigration arrest or detention. Fox News confirmed the authenticity of the memo but could not determine whether Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was behind the directive.

Several sources within the CPD told Fox that the new policy puts both departments at risk.

“See what happens when that happens and a DHS agent is injured because of a lack of response by CPD. Sickening what’s happening here,” one source told the outlet.

“You’ll not find a single real police officer that would refuse to assist another agency,” said another.

Chicago is one of at least 36 sanctuary cities in the United States that refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency within DHS. In addition to dozens of cities, whole counties and states are also considered to be sanctuaries for illegal immigrants. More

Chicago needs all the law enforcement cooperation and help it can get. Poor decisions like this account for the city being a violent place to live.

All federal funding needs to be cut off from all sanctuary cities, states and the city officials arrested and charged with obstruction of justice.

Isn’t an order to violate federal law also a federal crime?

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