Trump order on sanctuary cities permanently blocked by federal judge

A federal judge in California has blocked President Trump’s executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.

U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick issued the ruling Monday in suits brought by San Francisco and Santa Clara districts. According to the judge, Trump can’t set new conditions on spending approved by Congress.

The judge had previously set a temporary hold on the executive heads order.

The Trump administration has appealed that decision to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Associated Press contributed to this report .

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