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California judge boots all anti-sanctuary grant enforcement rules

A California judge booted all immigration-related enforcement rules against sanctuary cities attached to federal law enforcement grants as arbitrary and unconstitutional.

U.S. District Court of San Francisco judge William H. Orrick granted summary judgment to California and City of San Francisco in their opposition to complying with five sets of conditions placed on the $28.9 million California received from the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).

California was by far the largest awardee of last year’s $176,763,266 in annual grants to “assist state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence.”

As part of the award process to make sure that states or cities requesting federal funds would not pass sanctuary city or state laws to prevent cooperation with federal law enforcement agencies, the grant application specifically required disclosure of “[c]ommunication with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and/or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).”  The applicant was also required to disclose (1) any laws, policies, or practices related to whether employees may communicate with DHS or ICE and (2) any state law that binds how cities may communicate with DHS and ICE.

Read the full story from American Thinker

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