U.S. Court Declares Trump’s ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Order Illegal

In a 2-1 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that the order exceeded the president's authority.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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 Wednesday. In a 2-1 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that the order exceeded the president’s authority. Congress alone controls spending under the U.S. Constitution, and presidents do not have the…