Obama Admin Cuts Off Law Enforcement Funding to DNC Host Philadelphia

Skyline in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / AP

A new Justice Department policy announced last week bars sanctuary cities such as Democratic National Convention host city Philadelphia from receiving millions of dollars worth of federal law enforcement grants, putting further pressure on Pennsylvania Democrats to abandon the policy that critics say impedes federal immigration officials.

Supreme Court, Split 4-4, Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

Immigration activists join hands after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over the constitutionality of President Obama's executive action to defer deportation of certain immigrants, in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Barack Obama a harsh defeat, splitting 4-4 over his plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation and give them work permits, leaving intact a lower-court ruling blocking the plan.

Congressman: Obama Admin Failing to Screen, Track Foreign Immigrants

Jeh Johnson

The Obama administration is failing to adequately screen and track nearly 10 million foreign immigrants who were let into the country on visas last year, according to a congressional member of the House Judiciary Committee, who disclosed to the Washington Free Beacon that there is “tremendous pressure” on federal authorities to green light these visas despite the inability to fully vet foreigners.