9th Circuit Court Hands President Trump the Win on Sanctuary Cities

Article publisher: 
Gateway Pundit
Article date: 
13 July 2019
Article category: 
National News
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The once notoriously liberal 9th Circuit Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration to prioritize federal dollars for policing in sanctuary cities.
The city of Los Angeles first sued the Trump Administration after it was denied $3 million due to its immigration policies.
This is a huge win for the rule of law.
    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s efforts to prioritize federal dollars for local policing to towns and cities that complied with certain immigration policies.
    The ruling, a split 2-1 decision, said the Department of Justice (DOJ) was within its rights to withhold Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants from sanctuary cities and states over their refusal to work with federal immigration enforcement authorities and instead prioritize agencies that focused on unauthorized immigration and agreed to give Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to jail records and immigrants in custody.
    The city of Los Angeles first sued the administration after it was denied a $3 million grant on the grounds that it did not receive the money because it did not focus on immigration for its community policing grant application. The decision reversed a district court’s ruling.
    “The panel rejected Los Angeles’s argument that DOJ’s practice of giving additional consideration to applicants that choose to further the two specified federal goals violated the Constitution’s Spending Clause,” wrote Judge Sandra Ikuta, joined by Judge Jay Bybee.