The hugest, most winningest first 100 days ever. From Bloomberg:
A San Francisco judge barred enforcement of President Donald Trump's executive order withholding funds from so-called sanctuary cities that fail to comply with federal immigration demands by shielding undocumented immigrants.
San Francisco and its Silicon Valley neighbor, Santa Clara County, on Tuesday both won preliminary injunctions blocking the Jan. 25 edict by Trump who declared sanctuary jurisdictions cause “immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our republic." The city and county argued the president’s order violated the Constitution and threatened to deprive them of funding for local programs.
The federal government may ask the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco to overturn the ruling.
As America’s Voice noted, despite Trump and Jeff Sessions’ legally questionable threats and claims, “sanctuary cities are safer than cities that aren’t as friendly to immigrants. This is because cities with pro-immigrant policies see better relationships between immigrant communities and the police. Immigrants aren’t as afraid to report crimes.”
This is just the latest defeat for Trump, who has been so desperate for a win—any win—as his first 100 days approached that he’s even boasting about all the executive orders he’s signed as president, something he repeatedly criticized former President Obama for doing. Now it also appears he’s even given up his border wall fantasy.
Talk about the art of the squeal.