NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry wants the Trump administration to take action in New Orleans.
He sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions March 28, saying he's concerned about the Orleans Parish jail's cooperation with ICE.
"I am writing to raise the issue and clear up my concerns on how the Orleans Parish Prison, now under control of a federal court-ordered monitor and director, can violate federal law when it comes to cooperation with ICE," wrote Landry. "Since the federal government is in essence running this facility, it seems any person arrested in the City of New Orleans and therefore booked in the Orleans Parish Prison could be immediately processed if under an ICE detainer request."
This letter follows a recent ICE report, which named New Orleans an uncooperative city. The Trump administration threatened March 27 to cut funding to sanctuary cities.
Click here to read Landry's letter.