The White House is scrambling to find ways to stop President Donald Trump from using executive orders to stop the city of San Francisco from complying with federal immigration law.
Trump has issued a series of executive orders on sanctuary cities and vowed to rescind them if the city fails to comply with federal law.
Trump’s latest executive order on sanctuary city cities is the latest in a series that have threatened to make cities and states more vulnerable to federal law enforcement.
In a statement, the White House said it would be issuing a series “of directives, directives and guidelines” to address the issue.
The White House also said it was working with local jurisdictions to address sanctuary cities’ problems.
The Trump administration has been under pressure from local law enforcement officials who say the president is taking their local governments hostage.
The president has threatened to withhold federal funds and other resources to cities that refuse to cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who are trying to deport undocumented immigrants.
Trump is also threatening to cut federal funding for jurisdictions that refuse federal agents to arrest and detain immigrants, the administration said in a statement.