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Justices reject Trump bid to void California sanctuary law

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Jun 15, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has rejected the Trump administration's bid to throw out a California immigrant-sanctuary law that limits local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

The justices' order Monday leaves in place lower court rulings that upheld the law. The administration said the 2017 state immigrant-sanctuary measure conflicts with federal immigration law and makes it harder to deport people who are in the country illegally.

California argued that encouraging local police to participate in federal immigration enforcement is counterproductive because it makes people less likely to report crimes if they believe they'll be deported for doing so.