Saturday, January 6, 2018

Surprise! Trump’s order cutting funding to sanctuary cities isn’t dead yet

Back in November, we saw yet another judge wading into challenges to one of Donald Trump’s executive orders, this one regarding sanctuary cities. The Attorney General has been in a battle with the city of Chicago over their opposition to an order which would force cities to comply with basic rules of cooperation with federal immigration officials. Their first trip to court unfortunately wound up in the Ninth Circuit after Judge William Orrick III (a well known and generous Democratic donor) sided with the plaintiffs. The appeals process is moving forward, though, and now the Attorneys General of eleven states are weighing in on behalf of the administration. (Bloomberg)
A coalition of 11 mostly Republican-led states urged a federal appeals court to enforce U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order punishing so-called sanctuary cities, which largely forbid local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
The group filed a joint brief last week urging the appeals court in San Francisco to reinstate a January directive in which Trump threatened broad cuts in funding for jurisdictions that don’t assist efforts to deport undocumented immigrants. The states, led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and his Louisiana counterpart, Jeff Landry, argued sanctuary cities undermine Trump’s immigration-enforcement authority and make the country less safe.
Trump has warned that violent Latino gangs flourish in sanctuary cities, while many Democratic-led states and cities contend that cooperation with federal officials drains local resources and risks infringing citizens’ rights. The other states backing Trump in the San Francisco fight are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.
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