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7. US court blocks Trump order on 'sanctuary cities'

A US federal court has temporarily blocked a presidential order that would withhold federal funding from communities that limit cooperation with authorities regarding the deportation of illegal immigrants.

The move is another blow to President Donald Trump's tough immigration policies.

On Tuesday, San Francisco US District Court Judge William Orrick issued a ruling on lawsuits filed by the city and nearby Santa Clara County over an executive order signed by Trump in January.

The order targets communities known as "sanctuary cities," places that are relatively generous regarding immigration rules, often providing safe harbor to illegal immigrants.

The judge issued a preliminary injunction noting that the Constitution grants spending authority to Congress and not to the president.

The ruling will be applied nationwide.

The President, who will soon mark 100 days in office, now faces another court injunction over a key campaign policy. US courts have already blocked Trump's travel bans.
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