The Supreme Court recently affirmed a lower court opinion that upheld one of California’s sanctuary laws.
This type of law limits how law enforcement officials and federal immigration authorities can interact.
The Trump administrations says these laws exist simply to “undermine” the enforcement of federal immigration policies.
The Trump administration asked the court to get involved and to at least review the law but the court officially declined to intervene.
Sanctuary laws have been a controversial mess for the federal government and that has brought immigration enforcement to the forefront of attention.
Despite the federal firestorm, some states maintain that they reserve the right to decide how they wish to use their resources.
Last January, while giving his State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump criticized California’s effort and called it an “outrageous law.”