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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Attempts to Block Funding for Sanctuary Cities

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled the Trump administration cannot withhold millions of dollars in funding from so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. The ruling stems from a 2017 lawsuit filed by the city of Chicago against the Trump administration. On Wednesday, President Trump said he might withhold coronavirus aid from sanctuary states and cities unless they comply with federal immigration policies.

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