Trump administration asks Supreme Court to issue order on 'sanctuary cities'

The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to let it enforce new conditions on grant funding for every “sanctuary city” except Chicago.

Solicitor General Noel Francisco on Monday submitted a request to Justice Elena Kagan seeking a stay of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that blocked the administration from enforcing its new requirements for grant funding, but only as to its nationwide scope.

A three-judge panel on the court ruled in April that Chicago is likely to succeed in its challenge to the new mandates, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions enacted…