According to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the ruling is a victory for sanctuary cities across the United States. He said “It means essential resources for public safety will not come with unlawful strings attached. The Trump justice department cannot continue to coerce us into violating and abandoning our values.”
In January, the President signed an executive order threatening to withhold public safety funding for sanctuary cities that do not comply with federal immigration enforcement. Chicago and other sanctuary cities challenged the executive order.