A federal judge on Tuesday in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from places that fail to fully cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities in so-called sanctuary cities, the Statesman reported. The temporary ruling was mandated by U.S. District Judge William Orrick. His ruling stays in place while the lawsuit grinds through the judicial system.
San Francisco and Santa Clara County argued that the order threatened billions of dollars in federal funding.
According to Justice Department attorney Chad Readler, the decision applied to a limited set of grants. He said less than $1 million was at stake nationally, and possibly no San Francisco funding.