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Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over ‘sanctuary’ status

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Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over 'sanctuary' statusU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech at a local college on Friday, criticized Philadelphia and its mayor over the city’s ‘sanctuary’ status, one that limits its cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. Sessions accused the city of coddling dangerous criminals and refusing to turn them over to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials when requested. “Philadelphia is not giving sanctuary to Americans but to foreign criminals,” he said.