As the country prepares for the raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents starting this Sunday, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that the Department of Justice could give preference in awarding grants to cities that would use the money to focus on illegal immigration.

The 2-1 split ruling was in favor of the Trump administration following a lawsuit brought by the City of Los Angeles, CNN reports. The city sued the DOJ because it did not receive any funding from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant program.

The program provides funding to initiatives …read more

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