An appeals court rules in favor of DoJ withholding funds from sanctuary states

An appeals court rules in favor of DoJ withholding funds from sanctuary states

A 3-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Justice Department can refuse to give crime-fighting money to cities and states that consider themselves immigration sanctuaries. They ruled against 7 states — CT, RI, MA, NJ, NY, VA and WA — and NYCity. Appeals courts in other districts have ruled in favor of the states; the Supreme Court needs to adjudicate.

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Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 0 months

States have the right to dictate their own laws and they don't have to follow federal laws if they don't wish. HOWEVER if you don't comply with federal law the federal government has the right to cut whatever Federal funding it is giving you fair is fair. Edit: both the state and the federal government must comply with the Constitution this is laid out in the 10th Amendment.

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