“Faced with [City Attorney of San Francisco Dennis J.] Herrera lawsuit, Trump lawyer backs down on sanctuary cities”

“…Herrera sued the president on Jan. 31, 2017 over Trump’s unconstitutional executive order on sanctuary cities.  In today’s motion, San Francisco is seeking a nationwide prohibition on the Trump administration enforcing the section of the executive order that allows the federal government to withhold funding from “sanctuary jurisdictions.” Alternatively, Herrera is asking the court to find that San Francisco complies with the law that the executive order relies on, 8 U.S.C 1373, and could not have federal funds stripped from it on that basis.

“The court heard arguments in both San Francisco’s motion and a similar motion brought by Santa Clara County in a separate case. The court is expected to issue a written ruling in the future.”

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