Philly’s sanctuary city status on trial

April 30, 2018 GMT

By Staff

The trial probably won’t last longer than a few days. But much is at stake, for Philadelphia and potentially for other “sanctuary cities” around the United States.

On Monday in federal court in Center City, the trial began in the city’s lawsuit against the Trump administration, over U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to withhold federal money from Philadelphia because of its sanctuary status.

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