ACLU Sues Los Alamitos on Sanctuary Law Position

ACLU Sues Los Alamitos on Sanctuary Law Position

San Diego County follows Orange County and many cities in that county in showing support for the lawsuit in one fashion or another, from "opting out", to joining the federal lawsuit, or using resolutions or other means for signaling their views.

The Los Alamitos City Council voted to "exempt" the city from the sanctuary laws. Nor does SB 54 prevent deporting immigrants who commit a crime.

"The sanctuary state law is not only unconstitutional, but it is a real threat to public safety because it forces local government to harbor and shield violent criminals", said DeMaio, a former San Diego City councilman. This is not only a misappropriation of taxpayer dollars but a poor policy.

Residents "are finally waking up" and saying, "enough is enough", San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar said Tuesday on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" ahead of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors' meeting to consider legal action against Golden State sanctuary policies.

We believe the Trump lawsuit is without merit in that it seeks to undermine our state's constitutionally-protected authority to allocate limited state resources to priorities that ensure the safety and well-being of all California residents and communities.

The president has repeatedly tried to link immigration with crime but immigrant defenders say many immigrants are fleeing poverty and violence. "We need law enforcement to protect all of our people, regardless of immigration status".

Here in San Diego County, the reaction to the support for the Board of Supervisors' decision has been very split politically.

Since the September 11th attacks, policymakers across all levels of government have pushed for greater communication and synthesis between federal and local law enforcement authorities, Gaspar said.




"The ordinance thus authorizes local police officers and school officials, as well as other local officials, to disregard the terms of the Values Act and collaborate with immigration authorities", according to the 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.

Orange - a staunchly conservative county in a state with strong Democratic tendencies - voted three weeks ago to support the US Justice Department's case.

Ismahan Abdullahi of the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans said San Diego's strength is its diversity.

The board voted 3-1 Tuesday afternoon to support the lawsuit. Instead, the San Diego County attorney will draft an amicus brief in support of the case, which will allow officials to offer their opinion without actually becoming involved in the courtroom fight.

The median price of a home in San Diego County is $550,000. "We are not going to let her step on the backs of the people who live in this county just so she can go to Washington". The 4-1 vote marks the second time council members voted in favor of the ordinance, as city law requires the council to read the measure a second time before officially approving it.

The issue is politically fraught for Gaspar, the former mayor of the more politically divided North County coastal town of Encinitas.

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