Federal Judge William Orrick III, who on Tuesday blocked an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on so-called sanctuary cities, was a major donor to and bundler for former President Barack Obama.
President Donald Trump’s executive order to withhold funds from “sanctuary cities” that shield undocumented immigrants and fail to comply with federal immigration law was blocked on Tuesday by a federal judge in San Francisco.
The Obama administration mishandled immigrant applications for U.S. citizenship ahead of the 2016 election, leaving tens of thousands of eligible men and women stuck in uncertainty.
The Justice Department on Friday threatened to revoke certain federal grants from nine “sanctuary” jurisdictions if they fail to prove they are in compliance with federal immigration law.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has doubled the number of arrests for undocumented immigrants without criminal records, and immigration arrests have risen by 32.6 percent under the Trump administration.