California, a sanctuary state sued the Sessions Justice Dept. which wanted to hold up funds for governments that would NOT help ICE apprehend illegal immigrants….
Only Federal law enforcement can enforce immigration law…
For years, police departments around the country have applied to the DOJ grant for money to bolster their community policing programs, which are focused on building stronger ties and trust with communities instead of traditional law-and-order enforcement.
Los Angeles routinely applies for funds through the program and received $3.125 million in 2016, which helped hire 25 officers, according to Feuer’s office.
But last year the rules for how funds would be awarded included a new caveat: Police departments that cooperated with immigration agents on identifying and apprehending jail inmates believed to be in the country illegally would be viewed more favorably.
Police departments seeking some of the $98-million pool of grant money were asked to demonstrate that they alert immigration agents before releasing jail inmates and give immigration agents jail access in order to conduct inmate interviews and review files. Los Angeles, which refused to abide by the new rules, was not awarded any money from the $98-million pool.
In issuing his ruling, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real agreed with Feuer that the new funding rules violated the separation of powers laid out in the nation’s Constitution…..