• Brendan Kirby

Polizette: Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks Trump ‘Sanctuary’ Crackdown

Federal court delivers another immigration-order legal setback to White House

A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday put a temporary freeze on part of President Donald Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold federal funds to cities and counties that thwart federal immigration officials.

Cracking down on so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions was one of the most important parts of an executive order signed by the president in January.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick granted a temporary order in favor of San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties, which challenged the sanctuary jurisdiction provision of the order.

“The counties have demonstrated that they are likely to succeed on the merits of their challenge … that they will suffer irreparable harm absent an injunction, and that the balance of harms and public interest weigh in their favor,” wrote Orrick, whom former President Barack Obama appointed to the bench. ... Read the full story by Brendan Kirby.

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