For John, BLUF: The Democratic Party is going back to being the "States Rights" Party, as it was from before the Civil War to LBJ as President. Except when it is inconvenient. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
'Californians want their local officials to abide by the requests of federal authorities’
From California Globe, by Ms Katy Grimes, 6 March 2020.
Here is the lede plus five:
On Thursday, President Trump said his administration will start withholding federal funding from “sanctuary cities” after a federal court ruled last week that it could do so.Further down in the article we find that a local University did a study and found California Voters are not in favor of Sanctuary Cities. But the solons in Sacramento know better than the mere Voters. Remember, they are the ones who gave us "no fault divorce," to our long-term disadvantage.
“As per recent Federal Court ruling, the Federal Government will be withholding funds from Sanctuary Cities. They should change their status and go non-Sanctuary. Do not protect criminals!” the President announced on Twitter.
A federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled on Feb. 26 ruled that the Department of Justice could withhold funding from cities and states that refuse to cooperate with the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants, the Hill reported. “The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overturned a district court judge’s ruling that the department lacked the authority to impose immigration-related conditions on certain funding.”
“The panel’s opinion, written by Judge Reena Raggi, found that Congress had delegated authority to the attorney general to set conditions on the federal grant program it had created, called the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.”
California is a Sanctuary State.
In 2017, California Democrats rushed a bill through the Legislature to restrict local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities on criminal illegal aliens.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff