The White House on Tuesday slammed a San Francisco judge’s ruling blocking the enforcement of President Trump’s executive order on sanctuary cities, saying the judge “unilaterally rewrote immigration policy for our Nation.”
On Tuesday a judge granted a preliminary injunction to block the President’s order that would withhold federal funds from cities who won’t comply with federal authorities in enforcing immigration laws.
“One again, a single district judge — this time in San Francisco — has ignored Federal immigration law to set a new immigration policy for the entire country. … San Francisco, and cities like it, are putting the well-being of criminal aliens before the safety of our citizens, and those city officials who authored these policies have the blood of dead Americans on their hands,” the office of Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary, said in a statement.
The White House said the Judge’s ruling was a “gift to the criminal gang and cartel element in our country.”
“This case is yet one more example of the egregious overreach by a single, unelected district judge,” the statement said.
The Trump administration said they will “pursue all legal remedies” and characterized it as a battle between “sovereignty and open borders.”
“We are confident we will ultimately prevail in the Supreme Court, just as we will prevail in our lawful efforts to impose immigration restrictions necessary to keep terrorists out of the United States.”