Federal Judge Approves Trump’s Plan to Withhold Funding From, now Sanctuary State, California


January of 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill declaring law enforcement agencies cannot inquire about people’s immigration status or use jails to uphold federal immigration laws, effectively making it a “Sanctuary State.” In response, President Trump declared he would withhold federal funding from California, according to The Western Journal.

In February, U.S. District Judge, William Orrick, ruled that the one-million dollar grant that has been withheld from the state can be delayed further by the Trump Administration. Orrick stated, “weighty and novel constitutional issues raised by the lawsuit would benefit from further discussion,” as reported by Fox News.

“While I certainly understand the President’s frustration with irresponsible California policies and politicians, national security requires that we remain diligent in all aspects,”stated Representative Duncan Hunter, a California Democrat in response to the withheld funding, as reported by Los Angeles Times.

“If he wants to waste that money in some other part of the country, that’s fine with me,” stated Representative Scott Peters, a California Democrat in response to the withheld funding as, reported by Los Angeles Times.

The US Department of Justice, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, filed a lawsuit against the Golden State on Tuesday, March 6th, similar to the one against Arizona, by former president Obama, essentially moving to ratify the federal government’s authority to set immigration policy, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, mentioned Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaff, who was proven to have warned 850 illegal aliens of an impending Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid in the city by posting a public announcement, according to The Washington TImes.

“So here’s my message to Mayor Schaff,” Sessions said. “How dare you, how dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical open borders agenda?” as reported by The Western Journal.

“Immigration is the province of the federal government. It’s in the Constitution. There is no nullification. There is no secession. Federal law is the supreme law of the land,” Sessions told law enforcement officers in Sacramento on Wednesday. “No nation comes close to the number of legal immigrants the United States allows in each year, which is currently $1.1 million. So the Trump administration,” the attorney general stated, “is not anti-immigrant, but requires those wanting to enter the country to do so legally,” according to The Western Journal.

“At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Jeff Sessions has come to California to further divide and polarize America. Jeff, these political stunts may be the norm in Washington, but they don’t work here. SAD!!!,” stated California Governor Jerry Brown, as reported by The Washington Post.

Until further notice, the one million dollar grant, and funding will be withheld from California, presumably, until they withdraw their self declaration as a Sanctuary State, according to Breaking News America.