This Friday, a federal judge made the ultimate ruling to disallow Attorney General Jeff Sessions from withholding funding from “sanctuary cities.”
BREAKING: Federal judge says U.S. attorney general cannot withhold grant money from cities over so-called sanctuary cities status.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 15, 2017
Details reveal that now when the ruling has been made, AG Jeff Sessions won’t be able to follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago as well as a list of other so-called “sanctuary cities” for refusing his order to implement strong immigration policies with the goal of putting more pressure on illegal activity.
The request was granted by U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber this Friday, and the new ruling will apply for a temporary “nationwide” injunction, meaning that the Department of Justice cannot decline any requests for the grant money until the Chicago state’s lawsuit against the agency is officially concluded. Leinenweber also went on to write that the state of Chicago has shown a “likelihood of success” in its arguments claiming that Sessions overstepped his authority with the requirements.
While there still hasn’t been a response from the White House revealing whether the administration would aim for another approach to the whole situation with the hopes of denying the grant, or punish the city any way by puling the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents recently assigned to the city as a part of a new Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force, a response will follow soon, and we can only hope that President Trump and his team will come back with a better solution.