Seattle Is Sixth Local Government to Sue Trump Over Threats to Sanctuary Cities | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Just days after taking office, President Trump signed an executive order titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” which sought to pressure local governments to cooperate with a federal crackdown on immigration. It gives the U.S. attorney general the power to designate any state or local government a “sanctuary jurisdiction” and then to withhold certain federal funding from it."

 

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“There could be a decision that’s favorable to Santa Clara or San Francisco, and [the Trump administration] could still try to implement it in different parts of the country,” Hing says. “It’s only when there’s a decision by the Supreme Court that the law is thrown out.”