Federal Judge Slaps Down ‘Sanctuary City’ Wanting to Stop Immigration Order

From Lawnewz.com

U..S. District Judge William Orrick, appointed by President Barack Obamagave a judicial slap down to the City of Richmond, California in their attempt to stop the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order cracking down on sanctuary cities.

“Richmond has not actually refused to cooperate or assist ICE, has not declined to honor any detainer requests, and has not otherwise hindered the enforcement of federal immigration law,” Orrick wrote in a order dismissing Richmond’s lawsuit. “Given that Richmond’s policies have, apparently, had no practical effect on ICE’s immigration enforcement efforts, it is hard to imagine that Richmond is a high priority for the federal government’s efforts to discourage ‘sanctuary policies.”

In March, the City of Richmond, California filed a lawsuit in federal court against Trump’s executive order to withhold federal grants from so-called sanctuary cities.

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