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A U.S. Appeals Court in Manhattan ruled in favor of the Trump Administration being able to block Department of Justice grants if they do not work with federal immigration officials
In 2018 six states filed a lawsuit claiming it was illegal to withhold federal criminal justice grants if they did not comply with the administrations immigration policies. A federal judge ruled in favor of the six states and ordered that the funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant needed to be released.
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants account for $400 million of the Justice Departments’s budget and are provided to states to assist in local crime prevention programs
However the U.S. Appeals court in Manhattan reversed that ruling today and states now need to work with immigration authorities in order to receive the funds. Under the ruling states would need to provide immigration authorities with information regarding release dates of illegal immigrants from prison and also give immigration authorities access to illegal immigrants who are currently incarcerated.
This is a very significant win for the Trump Administration.
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