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Californians Rebel Against “Sanctuary State” Policies

"State law is state law and it's my job to enforce state law, and I will do so," Becerra told reporters.

By NTK Staff | 03.27.2018 @4:15pm
Californians Rebel Against “Sanctuary State” Policies

A growing number of California cities, towns, and counties are considering opting out of the state’s controversial “sanctuary state” laws.

The California legislature passed a bill in 2017 that limited cooperation between local police and federal immigration officials, and effectively made California a “sanctuary state.”

The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against California earlier this month, which alleged that California laws deliberately interfered with federal immigration policies.

Some California towns and cities are not waiting for the courts to decide the legality of the controversial legislation. The small town of Los Alamitos has already voted to opt out.

Fox News reported:

Los Alamitos’ adopted ordinance claims the new state law “may be in direct conflict with federal laws and the Constitution.”

The council, therefore, said it “finds that it is impossible to honor our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” if it does not opt out.

Orange County might join Los Alamitos in opting out of California’s legislation.

The Los Angeles Times reported:

On Tuesday, Orange County supervisors may consider whether to take up a resolution to condemn and possibly take legal action against the state’s “sanctuary” laws.

“These state laws are preempted by federal law,” Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson said. “Our officers actually face penalties under state law if they so much as talk to federal agents for the wrong thing. That’s just unacceptable and it’s contrary to federal law.”

But, Los Alamitos and Orange County aren’t alone, as other California towns and cities “including Yorba Linda, Buena Park, Huntington Beach and Mission Viejo,” are also considering opting out of the legislation.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D-CA) has defended the bill in the past, and threated to prosecute anyone who elects not to enforce the state law.

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