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Federal Judge Rules against the White House press to limit “refuge” money

. A federal judge claimed he opposed the Trump administration on Friday in a case where contributions to states and…

A federal judge regretted the Trump administration on Friday and decided that it was not allowed to hold back millions of dollars in grants from several states and New York that served as “refuge” jurisdictions.

The decision of the US District Judge Edgardo Ramos was for an application from New York City and the state of New York, as well as others, according to The Associated Press.

The situation was revealed revealed by President Trump through an executive director order, the single-city cities would not be eligible to receive federal contributions under many circumstances. Following this order, the Justice Department established new requirements for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which supports state and local governments, reported The Associated Press.

Among the additions was a rule that when an illegal immigrant was released from detention, local officials would report federal agents and let them ask inmates about their status in the country, said the outlet.

The local governments also had the task of agreeing not to set limits for providing immigration-responsible citizenship information about anyone.

When rolling out restrictions, then-US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the goal was to “encourage these” sanctuaries “jurisdictions to change their policies and partners with federal law enforcement to remove criminals.”

The newly introduced requirements contradicted the constitutional limits of the administration’s ability to control spending

Ramos wrote that the requirement for information exchange “affects (sovereign state and city) sovereignty and their citizens freedom to be regulated in their preferred state and local politics. “

In a statement published on Twitter New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood held homage as” an important victory for New York’s public security. “

“As we argued, local law enforcement has the right to decide how to meet its local security needs – and the Trump administration simply has no right to require state and local police to act as federal immigration agents,” says her statement. “Trump Administration’s attempt to hold back these vital means was nothing but a political attack at the expense of our general security. “

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted that the decision was” a huge victory and a reminder that The safest big city in America knows better than anyone else how to keep their people safe.

The Ministry of Justice declined to comment on the Associated Press on Friday’s judgment.

A DOJ representative did not immediately leave Fox New’s request for comments.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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