California sues Trump administration over threats to ‘sanctuary cities’


From the Sacramento Bee:

California filed a lawsuit Monday against the Trump administration over its threats to withhold public safety funds from so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Monday.

The move follows a U.S. Department of Justice directive issued by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in July that seeks to require cities and counties that declare themselves sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in order to receive federal law enforcement grants.

Becerra called the federal directive “unconstitutional” and “unlawful,” saying in a statement that the Trump administration “cannot manipulate federal grant fund requirements to pressure states, counties or municipalities to enforce federal immigration laws.”

He also argued that it’s up to Congress to appropriate federal grant funding, not Sessions’ Department of Justice.

“The Trump administration is starting with the very misguided premise (that) ……Read more

Here we go, but I guess it needs to be decided one way or another anyway. But it does seem to coincide with the liberal Logic of it is my body to do as I please but you have to pay for it.

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