President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would withhold money from so-called sanctuary jurisdictions after a US court ruled that his administration could block federal law enforcement funds to states and cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
"As per recent Federal Court ruling, the Federal Government will be withholding funds from Sanctuary Cities. They should change their status and go non-Sanctuary. Do not protect criminals!" Trump tweeted, but gave no other details.
The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan granted the move on Feb. 26, but three other federal appeals courts have agreed to uphold an injunction against the withholding of such funds, setting up a possible appeal to the US Supreme Court.