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Mass Live: Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey ask feds for details on cutting off funding for Massachusetts sanctuary cities

Pushing back on President Trump’s executive order cutting federal funding to “sanctuary jurisdictions,” US Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey on Monday sent a letter to top administration officials calling the order unconstitutional and asking them to break down the impact of denying funding to Massachusetts.

Two Massachusetts cities, Chelsea and Lawrence, are suing the Trump administration over the order. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has said he is willing to offer up City Hall itself as a “last resort” to protect immigrants.

The state’s annual budget includes nearly $11 billion in money from the federal government, with funds going to health insurance for children, affordable housing, and nursing care for veterans, among other programs.