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DOJ: No evidence N.O. is a sanctuary city

DOJ: No evidence N.O. is a sanctuary city

Earlier this year, the Justice Dept. put New Orleans on a list of suspected sanctuary cities. (Source: FOX 8 graphic) Earlier this year, the Justice Dept. put New Orleans on a list of suspected sanctuary cities. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions admits he has no evidence that New Orleans is a sanctuary city.

The Justice Department sent a letter to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu November 17, saying the department "has found found no evidence that New Orleans is currently out of compliance" with immigration laws.

Earlier this year, the department put New Orleans on a list of suspected sanctuary cities. The attorney general has threatened sanctuary city status could result in the loss of some federal funding.

Mayor Landrieu has always insisted the city follows the law. He met with sessions November 16 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the matter.

Click here to read the Justice Department's letter to Mayor Landrieu.

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