On Friday, a federal judge announced on final ruling to not permit Attorney General Jeff Sessions to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities.”
BREAKING: Federal judge says U.S. attorney general cannot withhold grant money from cities over so-called sanctuary cities status.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 15, 2017
The court ruled that Sessions will not be able to follow through on the threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other ‘sanctuary cities’ for refusing his order to implement strong immigration policies with the goal of putting more pressure on illegal activity.
The request was granted by U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber on Friday. This new ruling will apply for a temporary “nationwide” injunction, meaning that the Department of Justice cannot decline any requests for the grant money until the Chicago state’s lawsuit against the agency is completed. Leinenweber said that Chicago has shown a “likelihood of success” in its arguments, claiming that Sessions has over-stepped his authority on the requirements.
At this time there has not been any notice from the White House. Our hopes at this time can only be that President Trump and his administration can provide a plan that will be permitted.