>> The President's executive order on sanctuary cities blocked in California. A federal court in San Francisco, on Monday, issued a permanent injunction on the order to deny some federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities, undermining the administration's crackdown on illegal immigration. A US district judge calling the order unconstitutional.
Trump issued the order in January, shortly after he was inaugurated, slashing funding to jurisdictions that refused to comply with the statute that requires local governments to share information with the US immigration authorities. As part of that policy, the Justice Department has sought to punish cities like New York, LA, and Chicago that have joined a growing sanctuary movement aimed at shielding illegal immigrants from stepped out deportation efforts.
Supporters of the sanctuary policy argue that enlisting police cooperation and ranting up immigrants for removal undermines community's trust in local police, particularly among Latinos, thus threatening public safety. But the Trump administration argues that local authorities endanger public safety when they refuse to hand over illegal immigrants arrested for crimes for deportation.