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San Francisco sues Trump over sanctuary city order

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order directing the U.S. government to withhold money from cities that have adopted sanctuary policies toward undocumented immigrants.

The lawsuit, filed by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, marks the first court challenge over the sanctuary order filed by one of the targeted cities.

The lawsuit alleges that the executive order violates the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states that powers not granted to the federal government should fall to the states.

“In blatant disregard of the law, President of the United States seeks to coerce local authorities into abandoning what are known as ‘Sanctuary City’ laws and policies,” said the lawsuit, filed in San Francisco federal court.

(Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Tom Brown)

-Reuters

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