Thread: Federal judge rules that Philadelphia, a 'sanctuary city,' is entitled to federal funding

BoytonBrother - 6/7/2018 at 02:12 AM

So proud of my city. Between the Eagles and now this, it's a great week for Philadelphia.


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PHILADELPHIA A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants who are in the country illegally.

In his ruling, Judge Michael Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said the conditions placed on the city by the federal government in order to receive the funding are unconstitutional, "arbitrary and capricious." He also wrote that Philadelphia's policies are reasonable and appropriate.

Kenney, Philadelphias mayor, said that Philadelphia city policies do not violate any federal laws, that the city works with federal authorities and that the city's policies do not prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement from doing its job.

Kenney also said that the issue hits close to home. "If this was Irish immigration now, I might be in a detention center somewhere, or my kids might have been taken away from me," he said.

"When we came here, the same know-nothings and nativists of the day which exist, are Trump people today, were saying the same things about us: We were criminals, we were good for nothings, we were lowlifes, we were, you know, bad people and we should go back where we came from," Kenney said.

"It's the same fear, anger and vitriol that my folks experienced generations ago, that Mexicans, and Guatemalans and Hondurans and others are experiencing now and Africans, and people who are Muslim," he said.




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BIGV - 6/7/2018 at 08:54 AM

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A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants who are in the country illegally.


Keywords: "who are in the country illegally"

Too funny



BoytonBrother - 6/7/2018 at 10:16 AM

But I thought you were for less federal involvement, and letting the states decide?


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