Judge Rules for Philadelphia in ‘Sanctuary City’ Dispute

A federal judge has ruled for Philadelphia in its contentious “sanctuary city” case against the Trump administration, saying the city’s refusal to help enforce immigration laws is based on policies that are reasonable, rational and equitable. The case involved a major principle but a small amount of money: $1.5 million in federal anticrime grants.

Sacramento County Halts Contract With ICE

A vote by Sacramento County supervisors this week to end a contract allowing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to rent local jail beds is being celebrated by immigration activists as a major win and a model for national action. Sheriff Scott Jones wanted to maintain the contract, which brings the county $4 million a year.

Nielsen, at Border, Blasts ‘Misinformation Campaign’

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, touring the US-Mexico border in Arizona, dismissed reports about nearly 1,500 unaccompanied minors the government can’t find. Defending the border crackdown , she charged critics want a “two-tier” legal system, and “think illegal aliens should get different, perhaps better, treatment than U.S. citizens because they happen to be illegal aliens.”

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The Immigration Crisis: Where Are the Children?

Thousands of Twitter users raised the question #WhereAreTheChildren? The viral hashtag sprang up in response to a now widely shared New York Times investigation that found the federal government had been unable to make contact with 1,475 unaccompanied minors awaiting deportation hearings.

DHS Continues Funding ‘Sanctuary’ Cities, Counties

President Trump repeatedly has promised to stop giving federal money to areas that refuse to cooperate with U.S. agencies trying to enforce immigration law. Kirstjen Nielsen, his homeland security secretary, has awarded nearly $1.7 billion in grants, some related to immigration, to states and localities including so-called sanctuary cities.