Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ claim that President Trump won’t strip federal funding from San Francisco, Santa Clara County and other so-called sanctuary locales for refusing to cooperate with immigration officers was an “illusory promise,” a federal judge ruled Thursday.U.S. District Judge William Orrick III of San Francisco rejected Trump administration requests to reconsider the nationwide injunction he issued in April, prohibiting the threatened cutoffs of federal funds, in response to lawsuits by San Francisco and Santa Clara County.Orrick, in his April 25 injunction, said Trump’s order and his public statements foreshadowed a wholesale takeaway of federal funding, which is beyond the president’s constitutional authority.The memo — which the department described as binding on all government agencies — interpreted Trump’s order to apply only to a limited number of federal grants, expressly tied to compliance with immigration law, and totaling less than $1 million a year for San Francisco and Santa Clara counties.The two-page document contained no legal analysis and could be disregarded whenever the administration chose to do so, he said.The underlying dispute is whether the law requires cities only to provide information a local inmate’s immigration status, as San Francisco and Santa Clara County do, or to prolong their confinement when federal agents want to pick them up for deportation.
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By Hamed Aleaziz - Saturday Jul 1, 2017
A group of brush fires that ignited this week in Santa Clara County were 90 percent contained Saturday, officials said. The Ranch Fire, which comprises three separate blazes, was reported Thursday afternoon along Mount Hamilton east of San Jose and quickly burned more than two dozen acres. The fires expanded to 85 acres. Officials did not cite a cause for the fires. Hamed Aleaziz is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: email@example.com Twitter: @haleaziz