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Trump’s threatened punishment over sanctuary policies blocked by judge’s final ruling

President Trump acted unconstitutionally when he threatened to strip billions of dollars in federal funding from sanctuary cities and counties, like San Francisco and Santa Clara County, that refuse to cooperate fully with immigration officers, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge William Orrick III of San Francisco had already issued a nationwide injunction in April, blocking enforcement of the executive order that Trump had issued in February and saying it was likely to be found unconstitutional. The Trump administration has appealed that ruling, which remains in effect, and has also sought to backpedal from the broad language of the president’s order.

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