Trump Administration Denied Request to Block California Sanctuary Laws

U.S. District Judge John Mendez rejected the administration’s request for a preliminary injunction on three California laws that were passed last year.

The Justice Department’s injunction request was another attempt to suppress the efforts of sanctuary states and cities. While Judge Mendez’s decision was a blow to the Trump Administration and its Justice Department, the judge still issued a warning that courts were “no place for politics,” stating that this opinion would “neither define nor solve” immigration in the U.S.

Judge Mendez granted the Justice Department’s request to block California from enforcing a law that sought to limit private employers’ cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.

Follow the docket report and get the latest filings on Justia:

United States of America v. State of California et al

Additional Resources

Judge rejects Trump administration’s request to block California sanctuary laws, The Hill, July 5, 2018

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