A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Trump’s executive order that threatens to cut off federal funding for sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration orders by protecting undocumented immigrants. U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco ruled that the plaintiffs, San Francisco and Santa Clara County, would likely be able to prove Trump’s order unconstitutional, arguing that the president “has no authority to attach new conditions to federal immigration spending.” Trump responded by calling the U.S. legal system “messy” while the White House released a blistering statement accusing sanctuary cities of “putting the well-being of criminal aliens before the safety of our citizens” and claiming “city officials who authored these policies have the blood of dead Americans on their hands.”
See you in the Supreme Court! Tweets the orange menace.
First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Supreme Court!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2017