aside California Court Blocks President’s Sanctions Against Sanctuary Cities

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This San Francisco court ruling that blocks the republican President Donald Trump’s plans to impose sanctions against sanctuary cities, nationwide, is temporary. The government is expected to appeal this ruling.

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On 4/25/17 Kartikay Mahrota of Bloomberg penned the following article, “Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Order Blocked by Federal Judge.”

“San Francisco, Santa Clara County win block on grants threat”

“President argued ‘immeasurable harm to the American people'”

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“A San Francisco judge barred enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order withholding funds from so-called sanctuary cities that fail to comply with federal immigration demands by shielding undocumented immigrants.”

“San Francisco and its Silicon Valley neighbor, Santa Clara County, on Tuesday both won preliminary injunctions blocking the Jan. 25 edict by Trump who declared that sanctuary jurisdictions cause “immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our republic.” The city and county argued the president’s order violated the Constitution and threatened to deprive them of funding for local programs.”

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“The federal government may ask the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco to overturn the ruling.”

“A victory for the city and county could reinforce similar policies in some of the nation’s largest cities, including NY, Los Angeles and Chicago. It’s another blow to Trump’s call to tighten U.S. borders and crack down on those living in the U.S. illegally. He’s already lost multiple bids to impose a travel ban against citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.”

Image result for photo of san francisco courthouse“Forcing sanctuary cities to cooperate with deporting undocumented immigrants was a key component of the president’s campaign vow to rid the U.S. of “bad hombres” entering from Mexico. Tuesday’s ruling may cause further frustration for an administration mired in litigation since its ninth day.”

“The win bolsters California’s aspirations to lead the so-called resistance against the Trump administration’s agenda. This month, the state Senate passed the California Values Act, a measure that would give the entire state sanctuary status by prohibiting its agencies from sharing certain information with U.S. counterparts or detaining individuals on orders from Washington.”

“The case is County of Santa Clara v. Trump, 17-cv-00574, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco).”