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Anti-sanctuary push spreads to other California cities
First, the state of the new ” sanctuary laws, and now other officials by the state after it was Los Alamitos, CA proposes to “opt-out”. Orange County, CA Supervisor Michelle steel weighs in on ‘your world’.
A California sheriff’s office announced Monday that it was public information when prisoners are released from prison — a move asylum “laws that limit cooperation with Federal immigration authority comes amid a growing backlash against the liberal state is” the Church.
The Orange County Register reported that the county sheriff’s department released a “Who is in prison”, online-database, including the date and time of the prisoners free, to help, cooperate with other law enforcement agencies including the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE.)
Undersheriff Don Barnes quotes California Shrine of the legislation, which limits the instances when the state and the local police authorities inform the Federal authorities about illegal immigrants and the release from custody, specifically as a reason for the move.
“This is the answer to SB-54 what is our ability to communicate with the Federal authorities and our concern is that offenders released to the street, if there is another way to protect the community, turning them on (the ICE for possible deportation),” said Barnes, according to the Register.
Annie Lai, co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at UC Irvine, found that the SB 45 allows authorities to notify Federal authorities that the deadline for release of illegal immigrants convicted of serious criminal offenses.
“This change in policy is, in fact, the influence of, a serious criminal history under SB 54,” she said.
The move from Orange County comes as local authorities in California are looking for ways to reject the state’s controversial sanctuary measures passed in January, aspects which are challenged by a lawsuit from the justice Department.
MORE CALIFORNIA CITIES REJECT STATE SANCTUARY LAW
Members of the Los Alamitos Council voted this month to decide, the sanctuary, the law, saying that it “may be in direct conflict with the Federal laws and the Constitution.”
This has, in turn, consider the officials part inspired in other parts of the United States, including Orange County, Aliso Viejo, and Buena, to do the same.
California, the immigration debate has been in the national spotlight last month, when Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf, a warning about an upcoming ICE raid in Northern California.
While more than 200 illegal immigrants were caught, the said in the raid, ICE officials to capture hundreds more-up to serious criminal — behind moved because of Schaaf ‘ s warning. But Schaaf has defended its decision, and was supported by a number of state Democrats.
Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.
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