Trump says he’ll block funding for sanctuary cities

President Trump said Thursday that he would withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities and other jurisdictions.

The announcement came after a federal court ruled that his administration had the authority to block the release of law enforcement funds to cities, counties, and states that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agencies.

Leaders of sanctuary cities argue that cooperating with immigration authorities can discourage immigrants from coming forward to report crimes if they lack proper immigration papers.

Although an appeals court in Manhattan ruled in February that the funding cuts are lawful, three other appeals courts have ruled against the administration, suggesting the issue will be decided by the Supreme Court.

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