Helen Klein Murillo
// 3/26/17 //
Federal threats to withdraw funds from sanctuary cities are unconstitutional, according to many legal experts.
- On Take Care, Nikolas Bowie analyzes (and ultimately rejects) the Justice Department's defense of President Trump’s executive order.
- Nearly 300 scholars wrote to President Trump demanding that he rescind E.O. 13768 § 9(a), which directs the termination of federal funding to sanctuary cities, since it violates the Spending Clause and 10th Amendment (ImmigrationProfBlog).
- Domenic Powell (ACLU) discusses the Administration's effort to "name and shame local and state police departments that won't do their bidding."
A weekly report identifying state and local law enforcement agencies that do not comply with federal immigration officials raises constitutional issues, and it also makes Latino immigrants less safe, says the NYT Editorial Board (NYT).