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A U.S. APPEALS COURT has ruled that the Trump administration can block states from receiving Justice Department grants if they fail to help with federal immigration enforcement. /AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID AKE

Trump can block DOJ grants to sanctuary cities, court rules

NEW YORK – The Trump administration can block states from receiving Justice Department grants if they fail to help with federal immigration enforcement, a...
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has appealed a ruling that blocked the U.S. Department of Justice from requiring communities to comply with immigration mandates before receiving federal funding. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Cities, feds spar in court over immigration requirements

BOSTON (AP) — Two Rhode Island cities and the Trump administration were back in court Wednesday arguing over whether the federal government can require...
IMMIGRATION RIGHTS has become a hot-button issue in Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s reelection campaign. Elorza is championing a city lawsuit that challenges the federal government’s ability to withhold grant money to municipalities that do not follow Trump administration initiatives designed to ferret out undocumented immigrants. / PBN file photo/Rupert Whiteley

Elorza: ‘We are a sanctuary city’

This fall’s elections should say a lot about how Rhode Islanders feel about immigration rights. It’s been a hot-button issue for many voters and...

Providence unlikely to fit Trump administration’s sanctuary-city definition

PROVIDENCE – The state’s capital does not appear to fit the definition of “sanctuary city” recently released by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, WPRI-TV...

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