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January 24, 2018
NEW YORK — The Department of Justice today threatened New York City, Albany and 21 other sanctuary cities with subpoenas if they do not provide documents to show whether local law enforcement officers are sharing information with federal immigration authorities. 
The following statement is attributable to Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union: 
“The Trump administration is trying, yet again, to bully cities into cooperating with its deportation agenda. New York is a city of immigrants, and always will be. New Yorkers need to know that their city officials will resist Washington’s deportation agenda and stand strong to protect the hundreds of thousands of immigrant families who call this state home.”