Federal judge rules Trump defunding sanctuary cities ‘unconstitutional on its face’

A federal court last month blocked President Trump’s executive order halting certain federal funds for so-called sanctuary cities, calling it “unconstitutional on its face.” “The defendants are permanently enjoined from enforcing Section 9(a) of the Executive Order against jurisdictions they deem as sanctuary jurisdictions. Because Section 9(a) is unconstitutional on its face, and not simply…

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Governor signs bill making California a sanctuary state

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a “sanctuary state” bill on Thursday that prevents law enforcement officers from “asking about immigration status during routine interactions.” “It also bans unconstitutional detainer requests and prohibits the commandeering of local officials to do the work of immigration agents,” Brown wrote in a statement about the California Values Act. But…

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