Donald Trump just hit another roadblock on the road to tyranny!
Back in January, Trump signed an executive order that was designed to go after “sanctuary” jurisdictions by threatening to defund them by withholding federal grants. Sanctuary cities are cities that don’t strictly enforces their immigration policies.
Press Secretary Spicer said that the order will “strip federal grant money from the sanctuary states and cities that harbor illegal immigrants.”
However, earlier this week, the city of Seattle officially filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s executive order on sanctuary cities citing that the order is “fatally ambiguous.”
Is Trump’s executive order legal?
Well, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and City Attorney Pete Holmes say “no.”
According to CNN, the lawsuit reads: “The Order is premised on a misreading of federal statutory law and departs dramatically from settled constitutional principles.”
The suit essentially claims that Trump’s order is unclear.
Explained in the lawsuit,
“It uses terms that are vague and not defined, does not spell out the particular enforcement objectives of the Secretary and Attorney General, and does not describe in an intelligible manner the federal Executive Branch’s understanding of the requirements purportedly imposed by Section 1373.”
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Seattle stands with immigrants.
“Seattle will not be bullied by this White House or this administration and today we are taking legal action against President Trump’s unconstitutional order,” Murray said.