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Legal experts debate constitutionality of federal government rescinding ‘sanctuary city’ funding




395716 05: An American flag flies at sunset October 11, 2001 in downtown Los Angeles as the city is placed on highest alert after the F.B.I. warned of a possible terrorist attack in the near future.
395716 05: An American flag flies at sunset October 11, 2001 in downtown Los Angeles as the city is placed on highest alert after the F.B.I. warned of a possible terrorist attack in the near future.
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Nearly 300 law professors have signed a letter to President Trump, contending it's unconstitutional to cut federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities.

They argue that the part executive order on immigration that President Trump signed last week that will yank federal funding to jurisdictions who won’t rescind their sanctuary city policies violates the Tenth Amendment and is an overreach of the president’s powers. 

Guests:

Pratheepan (Deep) Gulasekaram, professor of law at Santa Clara Law, where he specializes in constitutional and immigration law

Jim Copland, senior fellow and director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute