Finance News Opinons Politics

Appeals Court: Trump Can Withhold Funding from Sanctuary Cities


A federal appellate court on Wednesday ruled that President Trump’s administration can, in fact, withhold federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions that insist on shielding criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the Trump administration has the authority to withhold federal grant money from sanctuary jurisdictions due to their failure to meet federal requirements that include abiding by federal immigration law.

The Second Circuit Appellate Court wrote in their introduction:


The principal legal question presented in this appeal is whether the federal government may deny grants of money to State and local governments that would be eligible for such awards but for their refusal to comply with three immigration‐related conditions imposed by the Attorney General of the United States.


5 Years After Las Vegas Concert Shooting, an FBI Whistleblower Reveals Probable Motive
Kamala Harris Schedule Announcement Perfectly Personifies Contemptible Nature of Biden White House
Arizona Professor Shot To Death On Campus; Former Student Arrested After Hours-Long Search
DC Deputy Mayor Charged with Assault and Battery After Grabbing Man by His Neck in Gym Parking Lot
Joe Biden in Florida: ‘Biggest Thing’ Ron DeSantis Did During Hurricane Ian Was Recognize Global Warming
Saudi Arabia Helps Russia Cut Oil Output In Slight To United States, Sending Prices Soaring
Bidenomics Sends U.S. National Debt Soaring Past $31 Trillion for First Time
Stacey Abrams Claims She Never Denied 2018 Georgia Gubernatorial Election Outcome
Karine Jean-Pierre Grilled As Gas Prices Start To Surge Again: ‘It’s A Lot More Nuanced Than That’
5 Years After Las Vegas Concert Shooting, an FBI Whistleblower Reveals Probable Motive
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Twisted, New Comments Justifying ‘Race-Based’ Policies
Current, Former IRS Employees Took Thousands In Fraudulent COVID Relief, Spent It On Gucci, A Mercedes, And Trips To Vegas
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona: Students Need Access to Abortion to Thrive in School and in Life
Raphael Warnock’s Ex-Wife Accused Him of Injuring Her: He’s a ‘Great Actor’
Biden Must Resign, Period

See also  Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's Twisted, New Comments Justifying 'Race-Based' Policies

In question was the Trump administration’s withholding 2017 Byrne Program Criminal Justice Assistance grants from the states of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington, Massachusetts, and Virginia for their failure to meet federal immigration requirements due to their sanctuary policies.

The Second Circuit Appellate Court found that the Justice Department was not “arbitrary and capricious” in mandating that states and localities abide by federal immigration law when allocating Byrne grant money.

In 2017, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions imposed new requirements that localities and states would have to follow — which included cooperating with federal immigration officials — in order to receive certain federal funds like Byrne grants.

The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Story cited here.

Share this article:
Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter

→ What are your thoughts? ←
Scroll down to leave a comment: