In a win for the Trump administration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department could withhold millions of dollars in federal law-enforcement grants from New York City and seven states over their sanctuary policies on immigration.
The unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel of the Manhattan-based appeals court lifted an injunction by a lower court that prevented the Trump administration from attaching immigration-related conditions to applications for federal funds under a federal grant program and placed the Second Circuit at odds with three other circuit courts that have upheld similar injunctions.
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