California judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city money

California judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city money

A ruling issued Tuesday by Judge William H. Orrick of the Northern District of California, in a lawsuit filed by cities that anxious they'd be targeted as "sanctuaries", stops the Trump administration from doing anything that would keep cities from getting federal funding based on their local policies on immigration enforcement.

The 49-page order from US District Judge William Orrick was a temporary ruling in a lawsuit targeting the president's executive order, signed in January, to hold back funds for cities that limit their cooperation with US immigration authorities.

He did leave the government some wiggle room, saying that his order does not block the government from enforcing conditions on federal grants nor does it block the government from creating a definition of sanctuary jurisdictions - but the government will not be able to block federal funds from going to those cities as Trump ordered.

During a recent court hearing, the Trump administration and the two California governments disagreed over the order's scope. "The Order's broad directive and unclear terms, and the President's and Attorney General's endorsement of them, has caused substantial confusion and justified fear among states and local jurisdictions that they will lose all federal grant funding at the very least".

He cited comments by the president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions as evidence that the order was meant to target a wide array of federal funding.

Santa Clara County, which includes the city of San Jose and several smaller Silicon Valley communities, sued in February, saying Trump's order was unconstitutional.

Readler reportedly said that San Francisco doesn't now receive funds from those programs, but that Santa Clara County receives about $1 million.

The judge said it is unconstitutional for the executive branch to place new conditions on federal funds because that would intrude on Congress's spending power.

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"As the Federal Court for the Northern District of California recognized this afternoon, sanctuary policies reflect the local judgment that communities are more safe when local police are not entangled in federal immigration enforcement", the Lawyers's Committee said in a statement.

It was the third major setback for the administration on immigration policy.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said the administration will appeal the ruling. "The court's decision is a win for the neediest people in our nation".

The Trump administration may ask the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco to overturn the ruling, Bloomberg reported.

The Trump administration is almost guaranteed to rail against the order - they tend to be displeased when a ruling from a single judge forces them to stop a policy nationwide, and even more so when that judge is in what administration officials call "the very, very liberal Ninth Circuit". "I hope, for all of our sakes, that he can turn it around", said Dennis Herrera, San Francisco's city attorney.

The Trump administration had further argued the lawsuits were premature because the government hasn't cut off any money yet or declared any communities to be sanctuary cities.

"These constitutional violations are not limited to San Francisco or Santa Clara, but apply equally to all states and local jurisdictions", Orrick said. A Hawaii court later ruled against a revised version of the executive order in which Hawaii argued that the revised order would harm its Muslim population, its tourism industry and its universities' ability to recruit foreign students.

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