The policy cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to cities that did not fully cooperate with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
The move received swift criticism from states and cities, and quickly became the subject of litigation. The question at the core of the cases challenging the requirements was whether the Justice Department had the authority to condition the grants on immigration compliance.
In letters filed with the court in all three cases related to sanctuary cities, the Justice Department said it had come to an agreement with the parties on the issue. Under Trump, the department had won one and lost two of the challenges.