Blumenthal Statement on Federal Court Judge Ruling Blocking Trump Sanctuary City Order

(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement today after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding federal funding for sanctuary cities.

“This ruling reaffirms that Donald Trump’s executive order was an unconstitutional overreach, an attempt to bully local police into doing the bidding of federal agents. I call on President Trump to abandon his constitutionally defective and morally destructive immigration orders and commit to true, bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform.”