After Judge Orrick ruled against President Trump’s January Executive Order to strip Sanctuary Cities of Federal funding, the White House has pointed out that the Department of Justice and the White House are on “different pages” as far as what will be considered a breach “of rules“.
Santa Clara County, California and San Francisco were in fear of losing Billions of dollars in Federal funding for their actions regarding protecting criminal migrants, so chose to sue the government; but the judgement doesn’t seem to have “any practical effect” on the Executive order.
Trump’s EO called for Sanctuary Cities to lose funding except for tat pertaining to Law Enforcement, but AG Jeff Sessions in a briefing said that the EO meant that the cities would only lose funding directly from the DOJ.
According to the Daily Caller:
Judge Orrick wrote in his ruling that there was confusion for localities because the order “equates jurisdictions that refuse to honor detainer requests with the term ‘sanctuary jurisdictions.’”
Public statements by Trump administration officials have made it seem that compliance with detainers was a requirement for federal funds.
Trump himself applauded Miami-Dade County, Florida after it decided to start honoring all immigration detainers. “Miami-Dade Mayor drops sanctuary policy. Right decision. Strong!” Trump tweeted.