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Orange County joins Fed in suit against California

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/28/18, 12:20 pm

The Orange County, Calif., Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to join the federal government in a lawsuit against California over the state’s immigration law. California Senate Bill 54, which took effect in January, prohibits local law enforcement from abiding by some federal immigration regulations—in essence, promoting sanctuary city policies for the entire state. The move comes a month after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a lawsuit against California’s policies, highlighting the tension between federal immigration laws and local government views on enforcing them. President Donald Trump visited the Golden State earlier this month to inspect border wall prototypes near San Diego. Hundreds of protesters showed up for the president’s visit to advocate on behalf of undocumented immigrants. The Orange County vote also follows a vote by the city council of Los Alamitos, a small town in Orange Country, to exempt itself from the state’s new sanctuary policy. The Trump administration’s lawsuit could also determine how much power the federal government has over state laws.

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Evan Wilt

Evan is a World Journalism Institute graduate and a former WORLD reporter.

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    Posted: Wed, 03/28/2018 03:14 pm

    So...California can do illegal stuff and the rest of the country has to pay for it?


  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 03/28/2018 04:39 pm

    For years California has held itself up as morally, scientifically, and socially superior to the rest of us. And yes, some of their arrogance has come at expense to the rest of us. 

    Nice to see there are sensible Californians fighting back against the wackos. 

    If you want to see an example of how ridiculous CA state government overreach can be, google “straw law.”  After an outcry, the proponents did say, “Oh we weren’t really serious, we were just trying to increase public awareness.”