A U.S. District judge in San Francisco ruled Friday that the city’s Sanctuary City policies, challenged by the administration of President Donald Trump, complies with federal law.

By Bay City News

City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit last year, along with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, after the president threatened to deny San Francisco law enforcement more than $1.4 million in grants for the 2017 fiscal year.

“Congress has the power of the purse, not the president,” Herrera said in a statement. “The Trump administration attacks immigrants and claims to be fighting crime but then seeks to take away money for police, prosecutors and courts. That makes zero sense.

“We’re pleased the court has recognized that San Francisco’s sanctuary laws and policies comply with federal law. Not only that, the court found that the federal law that the Trump administration has been trying to use as a hammer against communities is itself unconstitutional,” he said.

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