City and County of San Francisco and County of Santa Clara v. Sessions (U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit, 2018)

Immigration
Federalism
Immigration
Federalism

At issue in this case is a challenge to President Trump’s executive order withholding federal funds to “sanctuary” jurisdictions. ADL filed a brief urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the nationwide injunction put in place by a federal judge in California permanently blocking the policy. As an organization that intimately understands the importance of trust between law enforcement and communities, ADL argues in its brief that the President’s Executive Order threatens to create an underclass of people who cannot turn to police for help, undermines community policing efforts, and makes all of us less safe. In a climate where immigrants are already feeling fearful and are more vulnerable to hate crimes, this Executive Order will result in further distrust of law enforcement by the communities they serve.