San Francisco U.S. District Judge William Orrick ruled in favor of San Francisco and Santa Clara County. The judge imposed preliminary injunctions on President Trump’s January executive order withholding federal funds from cities that do not comply with federal authorities on enforcing immigration laws.
However, the judge does note the Justice Department can still stop federal funds from flowing into these unlawful cities, but it cannot enforce the order “in a way that violates the Constitution.”
BREAKING: Judge blocks Trump's sanctuary cities executive order (in about the strangest way possible…) pic.twitter.com/gn8C4y5hKd
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To no one’s surprise, Orrick is an Obama-appointed judge. He writes in his ruling that the executive order violates the Constitution because it “deprive[s] local jurisdictions of congressional allocated funds without any notice or opportunity to be heard.”
He continues, “The Constitution vests the spending powers in Congress, not the President, so the Order cannot constitutionally place new conditions on federal funds.”
California governments note that more than $2 billion in government funding is at stake in this ruling.
The Trump administration is likely to take the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco to overturn the ruling.
However, this case, like President Trump’s executive order on the travel ban, is just another sign of liberal activist judges giving us their own opinions and injecting their politics into their decisions. It has nothing to do with the Constitution. If it had anything to do with the Constitution, we wouldn’t have sanctuary cities in the first place because the illegal immigrants would have never even been allowed to enter this country!
President Trump should just ignore these judges and court rulings and continue to carry out government prerogatives as he sees fit. Or he could do one step better and have these judges removed from their positions.
Their obstruction is nothing more than anti-American traitorous behavior!
Share if you want President Trump to REMOVE these liberal activists and continue refusing funding to sanctuary cities!
Source: The Hill