Judge Beth Bloom said the involvement of anti-immigrant groups in passing the law meant it was made to "promote and ratify the racist views" of those groups.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the Trump administration cannot withhold grant money from California's sanctuary cities, however.
Preventing states and cities from declining to cooperate with immigration enforcement has been one of Donald Trump's goals since the week he took office. The COVID-19 pandemic might help him achieve it.
The DHS has maintained that tactical teams have only been asked to assist in "routine immigration enforcement actions."
Santa Ana Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Department told local news it would not support or participate in ICE enforcement of immigration laws.
In general, gun-rights supporters have voiced serious reservations about due process protections that they feel the proposed measures could erode.
"The citizens of NYC are facing the deadly consequences of the sanctuary policies," DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf said.
California Governor Gavin Newsom pardons three men who were at risk to be deported to Vietnam or Cambodia.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference is being hosted in Chicago by police superintendent Eddie Johnson but a spokesperson said he will not be attending the speech being given by President Trump.
This would mean the district would not spend money or resources enforcing federal laws Roger Deeds believes are an infringement of residents' constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Just like all forces of hate, they're ultimately doomed to fail. And Tucson will prove it in November.
The acting Department of Homeland Security secretary attempted to clarify confusion surrounding the relocation of migrants
Democratic lawmakers, on the other hand, have accused President Donald Trump of using undocumented immigrants as political pawns.
"It is shocking that the President and senior Administration officials are even considering manipulating release decisions for purely political reasons," three Democratic committee chairmen wrote.
"The president likes the idea and Democrats have said they want these individuals into their communities, so let's see if it works and everyone gets a win out of it," the White House press secretary said.
"We would do whatever we could to handle the situation safely, humanely and as rational as possible," Chicago Democrat Danny Davis told Newsweek.
James said in a video posted to Twitter: "Something bad just went down."
"It won't be the Mexican government [paying for the wall]; it will be the Mexican cartels, and that's probably the better party to bill there."
"It can mean a lot of things to a lot of people," Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said after being forced to answer the question.
"ICE continues to face significant obstacles with policies created by local officials," Field Officer Director for ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations team Thomas R. Decker said.
The findings of a recent poll suggest many Californians disagree with Governor Jerry Brown's 'sanctuary' law.
Recent FBI data shows that crime is falling across the country, including in many of the sanctuary cities the president has said are teeming with crime.
A three-judge panel will hear the administration's defense that an executive order threatening to cut funding from so-called "sanctuary states" was legal.
Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel called California's so-called sanctuary laws "totally unconstitutional."
The ACLU is opposing the possible ordinance in Los Alamitos, a small city in California's Orange County.
The Canadian student at Cornell University faced possible deportation if convicted of a hate crime.