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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Thursday that the Trump administration cannot condition federal law enforcement funds on conduct that contradicts municipalities’ policing ordinances. In the court’s opinion, Judge Rovner clarified that “the issues before us today concern the spheres of power that reside in the state rather than in the [...]

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US President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that his administration would begin to withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities. This statement comes after a federal appeals court ruled last week that the Department of Justice can withhold funds from jurisdictions that refuse to comply with certain federal immigration conditions. The court found sufficient evidence that there [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can withhold Bryne Program grant money from cities that refuse to comply with three immigration related conditions imposed by the DOJ. Congress created the Bryne Program Criminal Justice Assistance grants in 2006 to provide additional funding to crime [...]

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A California appellate court overturned a lower court decision on Friday, ruling that charter cities must comply with the state’s sanctuary laws. The city of Huntington Beach argued that because they are a charter city they are entitled to autonomy in regulating and enforcing laws deemed to be “municipal affairs” without state intrusion in accordance [...]

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Florida’s legislature on Thursday gave approved a bill that would ban so-called “sanctuary cities,” requiring local government agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. SB 168 was approved by a vote of 22-18 in the Senate and a vote of 68-45 in the House. The bill now heads to Governor Ron DeSantis, who has previously [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a district judge’s ruling that California’s controversial “sanctuary state” law does not conflict with federal immigration law. The US government challenged three California state laws: AB 450, which requires employers to alert employees before federal immigration inspections; AB 103, which imposes inspection requirements on [...]

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A federal appeals court on Friday held that the Trump Administration cannot deny funds to Philadelphia because of its status as a “sanctuary city.” In September 2017 Philadelphia was denied funds from Byrn JAG, a federal grant used to fund criminal justice programs. The fund distributes over $80 million in awards each year, and since [...]

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Judge Edgardo Ramos, of the US District Court in Manhattan, issued a permanent injunction on Friday, blocking the Department of Justice (DOJ) from enforcing three immigration-related conditions on grants distributed in eight jurisdictions. This order stops short of a nationwide ban from the grants conditions, and only impacts New York City, the state of New York, New Jersey, [...]

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Supporters of Oregon’s measure 105 lost their bid Tuesday to repeal Oregon ORS 181A.820, which limits the use of state and local law enforcement money, equipment and personnel for “detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law” pertains to their immigration status. Oregon’s sanctuary roots dates back to 1987 when the citizens of Oregon decided that [...]

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A judge for the US District Court of the Western District of Washington ruled Thursday that part of President Donald Trump’s executive order to end federal grant funding for sanctuary cities is unconstitutional. The order, which was signed by Trump days after his inauguration in early 2017, allowed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to withhold [...]

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