Trump Admin Calls on Congress to Hold Back Federal Grants to Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration has asked Congress to punish California and other states, cities, and localities with so-called “sanctuary” policies that restrict cooperation with the federal government on matters of illegal immigration by withholding federal grants in a must-pass spending bill that requires action by next week to keep the government running.

U.S. Justice Department Sues California Over ‘Sanctuary’ Policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department sued the state of California over so-called “sanctuary” policies that try to protect illegal immigrants against deportation, ramping up a confrontation over whether local police should enforce federal law.