Trump administration's lawsuit against California sanctuary laws backed by these cities, counties

Supes to consider joining Trump sanctuary state lawsuit

Supes to consider joining Trump sanctuary state lawsuit

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to support the Trump Administration's lawsuit against California's sanctuary state laws limiting the role of local authorities in immigration enforcement.

"We're talking about people who are crossing the border illegally, coming into this county and committing a crime and them being let loose probably to commit another crime", said Jacob, whose district covers much of East San County.

The San Diego County supervisors who voted to support the lawsuit said for them, it was about public safety.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted last month to join the lawsuit, while the Huntington Beach City Council voted recently to file its own suit.

The deadline has passed to file an amicus brief supporting the federal government's lawsuit challenging SB54.

California's sanctuary laws reduce police cooperation with federal immigration authorities, a move meant to resist the Trump administration's renewed efforts to deport undocumented people living in the country and to stop Trump's plan to a build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.

Under Democratic leadership, California has enacted a series of laws in recent years aimed at helping immigrants, including issuing driver's licenses regardless of legal status and assisting with tuition at state universities.

The cost of housing in San Diego County and lack of affordable options has prompted many people to move to Riverside County, where the median home costs $354,600. Critics said it would make it too hard for federal agents to find and deport ex-convicts who are a danger to communities.

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San Diego's conservative radio host Carl DeMaio in the weeks before the Board of Supervisors' Tuesday vote on the issue, used his radio platform to aggressively press the board to join the lawsuit against the state law.

In Dana Point, the council voted 3-2 to adopt a resolution supporting Orange County's efforts to join Sessions' lawsuit.

Aliso Viejo, Escondido and Mission Viejo are among the cities whose leaders have voted to file amicus briefs in support of the Trump administration's position.

AB 450 prohibits employers from voluntarily allowing immigration officials into nonpublic areas of the workplace unless the officers have judicial warrants and requires employers to notify employees about upcoming immigration inspections.

"Led by our values, we want to take our region forward, not backward", Abdullahi said.

Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar said he could not comment directly on the lawsuit, which he had not seen, But he said he voted for the ordinance on Monday because of public safety issues. "Governor Brown needs to follow the laws of our Constitution".

Inside the board chambers, Milad Torabi, a member of San Diego Border Dreamers, told the supervisors that immigrant communities are "the eyes and ears" for local police.

The City Council late Monday voted 4-1 vote to approve an ordinance exempting the city from the California Values Act, which restricts local law enforcement from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement on immigration cases. "I believe you are on the wrong side of history, and this is going to affect your legacy".

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