DHS, Chicago police at odds over immigrant policy

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CHICAGO (CNN) ⁠— The Department of Homeland Security and the Chicago Police Department are going head to head over a new police policy there that stops officers from helping out in immigration arrests.

That new rule kicked in last friday.

A police spokesman explained it doesn’t just cover immigration arrests. It extends to enforcement and investigations unless federal agents are in harm’s way.

DHS is pushing back, calling the change a “dangerous anti-law enforcement direction.”

A spokesperson for DHS said this rule puts officers in more danger and keeps criminals on the streets.

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