“Sanctuary policies vary, but they all limit in some way cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.”
The New York Times said it’s “another setback for President Trump in what is shaping up to be a long season of litigation surrounding the clash between the White House and so-called sanctuary cities.”
U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick, who was appointed by President Obama, said that the jurisdictions successfully proved that are likely to face immediate, irreparable harm absent from court action as a result of Trump’s executive order.
He said the executive order threatens to “deprive the counties of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants that support core services” and could create budget uncertainty.
Orrick said Trump’s order violates the constitutional separation of powers, the Fifth Amendment right to due process, Tenth Amendment prohibition on commandeering local jurisdictions to carry out federal law. He wrote, “The Constitution vests the spending powers in Congress, not the President, so the Order cannot constitutionally place new conditions on federal funds.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings issued a statement: