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.