California Judge Blocks Trump Order On Sanctuary City Money

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit over the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit moves through court.

The Republican president’s administration and two California governments that sued over the order disagreed about its scope.

San Francisco and Santa Clara County argued that it threatened billions of dollars in federal funding.

But an attorney for the Justice Department, Chad Readler, said at a recent court hearing that it applied to a limited set of grants.

Readler said less than $1 million was at stake nationally and possibly no San Francisco funding.

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  1. Tom Baranski says:

    maybe take out the judge?

  2. Why are people against turning over illegal criminals for deportation ??

  3. Tom Baranski says:

    Because most “people’ against deporting are illegals themselves. Build the wall.

  4. David Colton says:

    Again, How does a Federal judge in California, have the legal right to block an Executive Order from the President? Everything I can read on it states that ONLY the Supreme has legal jurisdiction on EO’s. And…Why are all these judges that are doing this, in highly Liberal states? (CA & HI)

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