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Court Rules That Trump Can Withhold Funds To States That Have ‘Sanctuary Cities’

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants as a way to push states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement agencies.

The ruling, from the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, overturns another court’s decision that had ordered the federal government to release funds to New York City and seven other states — New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Massachusetts, Virginia and Rhode Island.

“While mindful of the respect owed to our sister circuits, we cannot agree that the federal government must be enjoined from imposing the challenged conditions on the federal grants here at issue,” Judge Reena Raggi, who serves on the 2nd Circuit’s three-judge panel, wrote in a decision.

Read the full story from The Gateway Pundit

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