The city of Chicago is suing the Trump administration over its threat to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities like Chicago.

"We want you to come to Chicago if you believe in the American dream," Emanuel said. "By forcing us, or the police department, to choose between the values of the city and the philosophy of the police department, in community policing, I think it's a false choice and it undermines our actual safety agenda."

Retired Chicago police sergeant Peter Koconis did not buy it.

"This is all a political ploy," Koconis told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday. "He needs the votes."

During the Clinton administration, Emanuel sang a different tune, advocating for "record deportations of criminal aliens."

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Murders in Chicago in 2016 numbered more than those in Los Angeles and New York City combined.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the suit "astounding given the unprecedented violent crime surge in Chicago."

"I guarantee you 70 percent if not more of the policemen on the street don't believe what this guy is doing," Koconis stated.

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