Appeals court upholds ruling in suit over grant conditions

City Gavel

BOSTON (AP)- A panel of three appeals court judges upheld a previous ruling that the U.S. Department of Justice cannot enforce two Rhode Island cities to comply with a grant that they said in a lawsuit would turn local police into federal immigration agents.

The Providence Journal reported the decision issued Tuesday by judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit in Boston sides with the cities of Providence and Central Falls.

The federal government, among other things, wanted cities receiving public safety grants to notify federal agents when immigrants in the country illegally are about to be released.

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