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    US court: Feds can't withhold funds from sanctuary cities

    US court: Feds can't withhold funds from sanctuary cities



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    US court: Feds can't withhold funds from sanctuary cities. Christie Ileto reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on February 16, 2019.


    Saturday, February 16, 2019 06:27AM
    PHILADELPHIA --

    A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Justice Department can't deny Philadelphia millions in public safety funding because of its status as a "sanctuary city."

    The ruling echoes others that block the department from withholding funds to cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agencies.

    City officials have refused to give immigration agents access to prison inmates suspected of being in the country illegally or notify agents before the inmates are released.

    In her ruling, U.S. Circuit Court Judge Marjorie Rendell said the Justice Department exceeded its power in attaching those conditions to the approximately $2.5 million in annual grants the city receives.

    Mayor Jim Kenney said Philadelphia will continue to welcome immigrants, calling the Justice Department's efforts "an unconscionable attempt to bully the city and its residents."

    An email seeking comment was sent to the Justice Department.

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    FEDS CANNOT USE OUR MONEY TO HARBOR, AID AND ABET ILLEGAL ALIENS!

    U.S. TAXPAYERS NEED TO FILE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT!

    NO SHELTERS
    NO HEALTHCARE
    NO WELFARE
    NO FOOD STAMPS
    NO SCHOOL
    NO LAWYERS!!!


    SEND THEM ALL BACK HOME!
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    Feds Can’t Tie Grant Money to Sanctuary-City Disavowal

    February 15, 2019 EMILEE LARKIN

    FILE – In this June 26, 2017, file photo, Lydia Balderas, left, and Merced Leyua, right, join others as they protest against a new sanctuary cities bill outside the federal courthouse in San Antonio. President Donald Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that limit cooperation with immigration authorities is unconstitutional, but a judge went too far when he blocked its enforcement nationwide, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Aug. 1. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    PHILADELPHIA (CN) — Rejecting an appeal by the Trump administration, the Third Circuit ruled Friday that the government punished so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal grant money.

    The government brought the appeal here after U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson concluded in June that the Justice Department overstepped in imposing conditions on the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant that were “arbitrary and capricious”.


    Though Philadelphia had been receiving the Byrne JAG every year since the program was created in 2006, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last year that the funds would not be disbursed unless cities provided immigration officials access to prisoners and suspects, shared a person’s immigration status and provided the government advance notice before releasing an undocumented immigrant from prison.


    Affirming that decision Friday, U.S Circuit Marjorie Judge Rendell wrote for a three-judge panel that the authority of the attorney general to monitor and review grantees’ financial and programs information is limited. On top of that, there are few circumstances where the attorney general can withhold or re-allocate funds.


    Rendell also wrote that Congress structured the Byrne JAG as a formula grant, which allows that grant to be awarded based on population and violent crime statistics.


    “Allowing the attorney general to withhold all funds because a jurisdiction does not certify compliance with any federal law of the attorney general’s choosing undermines the predictability and consistency embedded in the program’s design, thus turning the formula grant 30 into a discretionary one,” the 34-page opinion states.


    The court did reverse the Baylson ruling in part Friday, calling it an abuse of discretion to require the government to get a judicial warrant to transfer an undocumented immigrant to federal custody.


    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney applauded the ruling, which protects the city’s $1.6 million grant.


    “Philadelphia is proud to be a city that welcomes all of those who seek safe haven, and this ruling affirms our right to do so,” Kenney said in a statement. “The conditions imposed by the DOJ were an unconscionable attempt to bully the city and its residents into changing our policies.”


    Representatives for the Justice Department did not respond to an email seeking comment.


    In a separate federal court ruling in the Central District of California, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real issued a nationwide injunction saying the Justice Department can’t impose civil conditions on cities that want to receive grants to pay for certain law enforcement programs.


    Coinciding with the decisions Friday, President Donald Trump announced that he would declare a national emergency to get money for his wall on the southern border.

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    PROSECUTE THE GOVERNOR'S OF SANCTUARY STATES!

    THEY ARE NOT ABOVE OUR FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS!

    LOCK THEM UP!
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