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DOJ Demands Documents and Threatens to Subpoena 23 “Sanctuary” Jurisdictions

DOJ announced that it sent letters to 23 cities, counties, and states as part of a review of 8 U.S.C. 1373 compliance, demanding the production of documents that could show whether each jurisdiction is restricting information sharing with federal immigration authorities. The letter states that recipient jurisdictions that fail to respond will be subject to a DOJ subpoena.

Court Permanently Enjoins Restriction on Receipt of Federal Grant Money by Sanctuary Jurisdictions

In County of Santa Clara v. Trump, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a nationwide permanent injunction against §9(a) of Executive Order 13768, which blocks so-called “sanctuary jurisdictions” from receiving federal grant money. District Judge William H. Orrick found the plaintiffs demonstrated that the executive order has caused and will cause them constitutional injuries by violating the separation of powers doctrine and depriving them of their Tenth and Fifth Amendment rights.

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