The sanctuary state of California is suing the Department of Justice for having the audacity to withhold federal funding as a result of California’s
refusal to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373. See, Department of Justice Sends Letter to Nine Jurisdictions Requiring Proof of Compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373.
Pirate’s Cove by William Teach
There’s a very easy solution to this problem: cooperate with federal officials, who are tasked with enforcing immigration law by the Constitution and duly passed immigration law at the federal level. Instead, the municipalities, counties, and state itself wants to be a sanctuary area for people who are unlawfully present in the United States
California is poised to sue the Trump administration over the president’s latest attempt to punish jurisdictions tagged by the Justice Department as “sanctuary cities” that harbor undocumented immigrants, according to two sources close to the case.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra — in conjunction with other California city and county attorneys — is considering charging the Justice Department with violating the Constitution by threatening to take crime-fighting funds away from cities and states that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration agents, according to those sources.
“The cities and states affected by these provisions have strong arguments to make in court that these conditions are illegal,” said a former Justice Department official familiar with California officials’ thinking. “If Congress wanted these requirements to be part of the grant funding decision, they would have written it into the law.”
California wasn’t complaining when Obama was threatening to cut funding from schools for failing to make them gender confused compliant, which was not part of the grant funding. Of course, there’s a big difference: the schools were not violating federal law, while the California jurisdictions are, along with protecting illegals, many of whom are actual criminals. If the jurisdictions aren’t using the fund to actually fight crime, most specifically illegal immigration, then they do not need the funds[…]