Supreme Court Dismisses Sanctuary-City Cases
The Supreme Court dismissed three lawsuits over a Trump-era immigration policy that led some areas to declare themselves “sanctuary cities.”
The policy was part of an effort to get police departments to tell federal authorities when noncitizens were about to be released from custody. In letters to the Supreme Court, the DOJ said the cases should be dismissed, indicating that the government will no longer seek to enforce the policy.
Several lower federal courts said local officials had no duty to help immigration agents enforce federal law, and some states and cities passed what are known as sanctuary laws expressly forbidding police to provide information about noncitizens in their custody.