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3/20/2018

California City Says No To State’s Sanctuary City Law

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 9:29 am

[guest post by Dana]

A California city voted to opt out of the state’s sanctuary city law, SB-54, because they believe it puts them at odds with the Constitution:

Orange County’s second-smallest city voted Monday night to exempt itself from California’s so-called sanctuary law, which limits cooperation between local agencies and federal immigration authorities.

The Los Alamitos City Council voted 4-1 following more than two hours of heated testimony from residents on both sides of the issue.

Mayor Troy Edgar said he hoped mayors in other cities consider similar local legislation. And his message was clear: “As the mayor of Los Alamitos, we are not a sanctuary city.”

The council went one step further. The majority also voted to direct the city attorney to write an amicus brief to a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month against California, alleging that three of the state’s laws are unconstitutional. One of those laws was the same one the Los Alamitos council looks to opt-out of: the “California Values Act,” which limits cooperation between law enforcement agencies and federal immigration authorities.

Councilman Warren Kusumoto accused state legislators of “bullying us into violating our oath of office.” He explained that the ordinance was “…our way of going on record saying we’re going to comply with the U.S. Constitution.”

–Dana

2 Comments »

  1. Good for them.

    Comment by DRJ — 3/20/2018 @ 9:53 am

  2. Trump doesn’t want to build the Wall. He wants to keep everything on the table so he can get re-elected. That makes Trump the poster boy for the Establishment and any version of the Deep State.

    Comment by DRJ — 3/22/2018 @ 8:36 am

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