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How New York became the latest target in Trump's fight with sanctuary cities

(CNN)The Trump administration's ongoing feud with sanctuary cities reached a fever pitch this month as the Department of Homeland Security sparred with New York, historically one of the department's strongest partners -- resulting in a week of hostile exchanges between the President and New York governor that ended in a White House showdown. The clash, triggered by a state law that bars DHS from obtaining information from DMV databases, underscored the increasingly tense relationship between the administration and so-called sanctuary cities, which limit cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.  President Donald Trump has repeatedly railed against those jurisdictions, arguing that they put public saf ...