US judge rules against Trump administration in suit over policing grants to 'sanctuary cities' - Lebanon news - أخبار لبنان

US judge rules against Trump administration in suit over policing grants to ‘sanctuary cities’

US judge rules against Trump administration in suit over policing grants to ‘sanctuary cities’

Washington (CNN)A federal judge ruled against the Justice Department on Friday in a lawsuit over withholding federal money from so-called sanctuary cities, the latest blow to the Trump administration’s hardline immigration tactics.

The lawsuit challenged the Justice Department’s efforts to punish sanctuary cities by withholding a key law enforcement grant the department said was available only to cities that complied with specific immigration enforcement measures.
In July 2017, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that applicants for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants would have to comply with federal immigration enforcement in ways that were unlike years past, like allowing federal law enforcement agents to have access to detainees in jails for questioning about their immigration status.

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