California Strikes First Blow Against Illegal Trump “Sanctuary City” Order

Court Halts Unconstitutional Trump Order Against Communities that Embrace Immigrants

BREAKING NEWS: A Federal Judge just blocked Trump’s order to strip funding from sanctuary cities and counties.

“The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California applaud today’s federal court ruling that halts Trump’s Executive Order to defund localities that choose to use their city and county resources for city and county services rather than for federal immigration enforcement. Last month, workers who are represented by SEIU filed amicus briefs in support of the San Francisco and Santa Clara lawsuits, telling the stories of front-line workers and the harm resulting from the Executive Order to the services these workers provide and to the local residents who count on them.”

Read the rest of SEIU California press release here:

In January, Trump signed an Executive Order to withhold federal funding from sanctuary jurisdictions. In February, Santa Clara County filed a federal lawsuit to block Trump’s Executive Order, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution.
Our public service workers and community allies stood strong with “Sanctuary” Santa Clara County on March 22:

“As healthcare professionals, our work promotes the well-being of the community. President Trump’s Executive Order, on the other hand, has the drastic opposite effect. It threatens to defund vital county services even though these services have nothing to do with immigration enforcement,” said SEIU Local 521 member Marilyn Mara, a Public Health Nurse who provides safety-net health services for the county. ‘We go into people’s homes to do nursing assessments. If the environment in Santa Clara County becomes more anti-immigrant, it will become more difficult for me to do my work. Trust is a huge part of my work.”

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