Enforcement of major part of the Trump’s executive order for sanctuary cities on immigration has been blocked by William Orrick, the US District Judge. This is a setback for Trump as the Judge has blocked the US administration’s executive order that had provision for denial of funds to sanctuary cities in the US that harbor illegal immigrants. The Judge was quoted to have said that the US President has exceeded his constitutional authority in the executive order, quotes Indian Express.
The executive order signed by Trump had ordered the Justice department and the Department of Homeland Security to block federal funds to the cities that do not adhere to the instructions of the federal immigration enforcement authorities.
US District Judge William Orrick was quoted in his ruling as saying that the US President was surpassing the authority conferred on him by the constitution by attempting to penalize the governments at the local level that do not comply with his policies on immigration.
The Judge further elaborated in his order that as the scope of the executive order was applicable to the entire US, it was appropriate to issue an injunction effective for the entire nation. The injunction order issued by Orrick will remain in effect as long as it is not reversed by a higher judicial authority in the US.
Reacting to the injunction order, White House issued a statement saying that this is a repeated instance where in one district judge has disregarded immigration laws at the federal level and has pronounced a new immigration law that is applicable to the entire US.
It also went on to warn that the US administration would go ahead seeking all possible legal resolutions to the threats being faced by the sanctuary cities that endanger the citizens. The efforts to ensure exit of the criminal elements from the country will continue to be intensified added the statement from the White House.
Political experts in the US have expressed their views that the court order blocking the executive order was a major setback to Trump administration. The court’s order on sanctuary cities pertaining to immigration was praised as commendable by Dennis Herrera, the San Francisco Attorney.
The Attorney added that it was found by the court that the arguments put forth by US administration were not legally valid. While supporting the plea challenging the executive order, the court was on the side of the appeal on every major aspect, added Herrera. The first 100 days of Donald Trump have been a tragedy and one can only hope that the President now learns from the series of mistakes that he has committed, said Herrera in a statement.
As San Francisco took the lead in challenging the executive order of the President, it has been successful in safeguarding billions of dollars that are utilized for diverse life-sustaining initiatives across the nation, explained Herrera.
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