THE LAWSUITS BEGIN: Seattle Sues Federal Government Over Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Order

It’s a tough road to Making America Great Again, and it’s paved with lawsuits. Seattle is the latest to jump on the litigation band wagon as they filed a suit against Trump for this Sanctuary Cities order.

Seattle Times reports:

Seattle is suing the federal government over President Donald Trump’s executive order cracking down on so-called “sanctuary cities,” Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday.

The city’s goal is to have the order declared unconstitutional, Murray said. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle.

The announcement comes two days after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Department of Justice would turn up the pressure and withhold grants from “sanctuary” jurisdictions for not doing more to help the Trump administration capture and deport people living in the U.S. illegally.

Seattle is following in the footsteps of several other cities, including San Francisco, which in late January became the first city in the country to challenge Trump’s order in court.

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The president is waging “war on cities,” Murray said during Wednesday’s announcement of the lawsuit.

Maybe it’s really not about taking in refugees, but more about the money?

… Seattle expects to receive more than $150 million in federal funds this year, including $2.6 million in grants from the Department of Justice. Murray has said he is willing to lose “every penny” of that rather than alter how the city approaches immigration enforcement.

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