Mr. Attorney General, you're not helping us solve the murder problem in the city of Chicago by taking away these federal funds. And the Superintendent says that your pursuit of undocumented immigrants has little or nothing to do with gun violence in Chicago.>> I think the politicians cannot say that if you remove a violent criminal from America that's illegally in the country and he's arrested by the Chicago police, and put in the Chicago jail, that once they're released, they shouldn't be turned over to the Federal ICE officers so they can be removed from the country.
>> You can't give an opening statement, throwing a bouquet to local police and then ignore what the Superintendent of Police in Chicago tells you has nothing to do with gun violence. You wanna cut off federal funds to that city and come here and criticize the murder rate.>> The United States government can't take over law enforcement for the city of Chicago.
We're not doing it for New York, we're not doing it for a lot of other places.>> Nor can the city of Chicago take over immigration.>> But we have made a surge of ATF agents to Chicago and we'll continue to work with you. I do not want to not have grants go to Chicago but we need their support.
When somebody's arrested in the jail that's due to be deported, we just simply ask that they call us.