Federal court to determine sanctuary cities
The battle over sanctuary cities is making headlines again. The Trump administration wants to stop cities from becoming safe havens for undocumented immigrants, which is what happened in Chicago. A federal appeals court will decide whether or not they can legally do that. Based on Chicago’s battle with Trump's administration, the court is deciding whether or not that injunction should be applied to the rest of the country. Right now, they're in the process of hearing oral arguments.
Earlier this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to withhold federal funds to cities that refused to work with immigration officials.
One judge said the Trump administration can't legally do that and issued an injunction. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is going to discuss the argument behind the stop.
But, there was an opposing side, an appellate judge wrote insisting the U.S. District Judge went too far. According to the court, most judges agreed to hear the case one more time before any decisions are made.