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Expert: Courts Could Block Trump's Border Plans

May 02, 2024 (1 min read)

Sophia Bollag, San Francisco Chronicle, Apr. 30, 2024

"Former President Donald Trump says he will compel local police to enforce federal immigration law if he’s reelected, which would put him in direct conflict with California laws passed during his presidency prohibiting police from doing just that. ... Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration law professor at Cornell University, said if Trump tries the same thing during a second administration, it will likely get tied up in litigation again.  “Courts would have to make a final decision as to whether he could deny funding to those jurisdictions,” he said. ...In general, it would be harder for Trump to deputize local police for immigration enforcement in places like California that have passed sanctuary laws, Yale-Loehr said."