Polizette: Feds Maintain Crackdown Options After ‘Sanctuary’ Ruling

IRLI In The News

April 26, 2017

By Brendan Kirby

Legal experts note decision still allows administration to cut funds for cities that violate federal law

The media and local officials who challenged President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting “sanctuary” jurisdictions were quick to paint a court ruling Tuesday as a total and complete defeat for the administration.

But legal analysts said many missed nuances in U.S. District Judge William Orrick’s ruling. The judge made clear that the federal government, as long as it follows proper procedures, can cut off funds from specific grant programs that require recipients to follow immigration law. The judge ruled that the Trump administration could not take more expansive actions suggested by the broad language of the president’s January executive order. … Read the full story by Brendan Kirby.

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