Seattle, Washington, hardly a moderate or conservative city, filed a lawsuit against the federal government (i.e. the Trump administration) over “sanctuary city” status and federal funding. Seattle believes it has a right to federal funding even if it does not obey federal immigration law. The Trump administration said it will withhold federal funding from self-designated “sanctuary cities” such as Seattle.
The media cited Seattle’s main point, which is that the Trump administration is violating the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution, or the states’ rights vs. federalism argument.
Yet, immigration is a federal issue, as the funding regarding immigration comes from the federal government, which is not mentioned by the liberal media (and it rebuts Seattle’s argument).