Donald Trump is in big trouble — again. This time his problem came out of a federal court. The city of Seattle sued him with this remarkable outcome.
The president decided to withhold federal funding from self-designated sanctuary cities. Meaning, he signed an executive order to that effect mere days after his inauguration in January 2017. That order handed the DOJ and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the ability to carry out the president’s power grab of withholding the grant money from cities not in compliance with federal immigration law.
Some cities, including Seattle, designated themselves as sanctuary cities. That meant, they did not have to go along with federal immigration when it detained people based only upon their immigration status. They were sanctuaries against the federal government.
In a judgement, U.S. District Judge Richard Jones, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, ruled that Trump’s executive order was “unconstitutional.”
A lower Court ruled in favor of two California counties and against Trump. Then, a U.S. appeals court’s decision found the executive order unconstitutional, too.
That led to Seattle’s lawsuit in March 2017, which asked the court to clarify the commander-in-chief’s executive order. The lawsuit listed Sessions and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as defendants in the case and found Trump’s executive order “unconstitutional.”
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