NINTH CIRCUIT UPHOLDS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION STOPPING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM PREVENTING CERTAIN FEDERAL FUNDING OF “SANCTUARY CITIES”

NINTH CIRCUIT INJUNCTION FUNDING SANCTUARY CITIES

Written by: Taher Kameli, Esq. An often overlooked disagreement in current U.S. immigration policy is between the Trump administration and certain so-called “sanctuary cities” – generally cities that have laws, regulations, policies, or other practices that obstruct Federal immigration enforcement.  The Trump administration has sought to restrict certain Federal funding of “sanctuary cities”. However, on October 31, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction stopping the Trump administration from preventing certain Federal funding of “sanctuary cities”. Specifically, in 2017, as a requirement of receiving a Federal police grant (under the Edward