Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Week in Opinion: Trump’s sanctuary cities

The federal court has ruled against President Donald Trump’s request to enforce his executive order allowing him to withhold public funding from any agency that disables employees from carrying out the mission of their government agencies. This means that the budget cuts tied to the no-nonsense champion’s demand for compliance to immigration enforcement would have been void, as the Associated Press explains:

The decision dealt a major blow to President Donald Trump’s bid to require federal agencies to stop refusing to enforce federal immigration laws. The order was also designed to prohibit any portion of the federal budget from being used to fund any federal worker’s refusal to help enforce U.S. immigration laws. In a speech at the White House, Trump called his executive order a “new order which is very, very tough on the sanctuary cities and sanctuary states and I’ll let you know about that later.” Earlier Monday, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled that the public financing of political campaigns is exempt from the president’s order and a companion executive order on withholding of federal funds from cities that refuse to comply with immigration enforcement laws.

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