President Donald Trump’s executive order directing federal agencies to take away funding from self-proclaimed sanctuary cities had one big exemption for one of his favorite constituencies: the police, who would be protected from cuts.
But Trump’s opponents say that very exemption makes it much more likely that a judge could strike down that section of the order as unconstitutional.
It is just one example of the legal arguments that cities, immigration groups and other opponents are readying as they prepare to fight an executive order signed by Trump on Wednesday that would cut federal aid to “sanctuary” jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
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- Trump Signs Executive Orders On Border Security & Immigration (dfw.cbslocal.com)
- The Showdown Over Sanctuary Cities (dailysignal.com)
- Fresno Mayor Vows His Town Won’t Become ‘Sanctuary City,’ bucking California trend (ktla.com)
- US ‘sanctuary cities’ rally against Trump’s order on undocumented migrants (euronews.com)
- US ‘sanctuary’ cities face funding cuts if migrant-tolerant policies continue (euronews.com)