BREAKING: Judge Blocks Trump’s Order Removing Federal Funding from Sanctuary Cities
Another liberal obstructionist judge delayed implementation of President Trump’s policies.
The judge who bundled hundreds of thousands of dollars for President Barack Obama now rules against Trump.
San Francisco’s U.S. District Judge William Orrick blocked enforcement this afternoon of President Trump’s executive order that withheld federal funding from sanctuary cities.
Trying to escape accountability for their illegal actions, San Francisco and Santa Clara County claimed Trump’s order put billions in federal funds at risk. The Trump administration corrected them, arguing the ban only applies to three grants, totaling less than $1 million.
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However, the activist judge disagreed and chastised the president in his ruling.
“And if there was doubt about the scope of the Order, the President and Attorney General have erased it with their public comments,” Orrick wrote.
Refusing to accept the legitimacy of Trump’s election win, liberals continue to play politics.
The city and county argued that the President does not have the power to set “conditions on the allocation of federal funds and could not force local officials to enforce federal immigration law.”
The judge referred to Trump’s comments that called the order “a weapon” to use against non-compliant sanctuary cities. Then Orrick lectured Trump from his bully bench.
“Federal funding that bears no meaningful relationship to immigration enforcement cannot be threatened merely because a jurisdiction chooses an immigration enforcement strategy of which the President disapproves,” Orrick wrote.
Circumventing the power of the executive, this presumptuous judge then instructed Trump on what he could do with his power.
Orrick claimed his ruling “does not affect the ability of the Attorney General or the Secretary to enforce existing conditions of federal grants … nor does it impact the Secretary’s ability to develop regulations or other guidance defining what a sanctuary jurisdiction is or designating a jurisdiction as such.”
According to Fox News:
“The same judge issued a restraining order in 2015 against the advocacy group responsible for undercover videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood employees plotting to sell baby organs.”
This ruling allows illegal leftist sanctuary cities to continue to receive federal funding, while disobeying federal law and sheltering criminal illegal aliens. This will remain the status quo until the lawsuit finishes going through the U.S. court system.