Judge: Trump's Justice Department can't deny funds for 'sanctuary cities'

Another Federal Judge Smacks Down Another Trump Administration Policy – This Time on Sanctuary Cities

A federal judge on Friday barred the US Justice Department from denying public-safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

City officials have said the ruling will prevent the Justice Department from withholding Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants to cities based on the cities' refusals to take the steps Sessions ordered.

A federal judge placed an injunction on Attorney General Jeff Sessions's new rules aimed at sanctuary cities.

Chicago has applied for $2.2 million in the federal grants: $1.5 million for the city and the rest for Cook County and 10 other suburbs.

Rules imposed by Sessions would make local authorities cooperate with federal immigration agents.

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Trump, however, on 14 September expressed sympathy for those protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which offered young illegal immigrants an eventual path to permanent residency and citizenship.


"The court finds that the city has established that it would suffer irreparable harm if a preliminary injunction is not entered", Leinenweber said in his ruling.

The policy to withhold funds was rooted in an executive order signed by President Donald Trump in January declaring sanctuary cities would not be eligible for federal grants, which Sessions has been working to enforce ever since.

The Justice Department grants at issue typically are used to help police improve crime-fighting techniques, buy new equipment and assist victims of crime. Here, we follow binding Supreme Court precedent and the persuasive authority of the Second Circuit, neither of which elevates federalism to the degree urged by the City here. The Trump administration, on the other hand, has accused sanctuary cities of putting politics over public safety.

The rules at issue would have required police to provide the Department of Homeland Security with unlimited access to police stations to interrogate civilians who are arrested, and give at least a 48-hour notice before the release of someone suspected of immigration violations. "Once such trust is lost, it can not be repaired through an award of money damages". Leinenweber's 41-page opinion argued that Sessions likely exceeded his legal authority with his threats.

Leinenweber blocked the Justice Department from enforcing the new measures, which it introduced earlier this summer, meaning cities applying for the funds this year will not have to comply.

Those are some of the most controversial requests by the federal government regarding local law enforcement.

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