More California cities reject state sanctuary law

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California cities against sanctuary rights

Los Alamitos mayor Troy Edgar describes how his city and the other against California’s sanctuary law.

Other cities in California are consequences of the exploration of options to Los Alamitos in the rejection of the state sanctuary act.

Members of the Los Alamitos Council voted on Monday to opt-out for a law that limits cooperation between local police and Federal immigration agents.

“Tiny Los Alamitos, kicked the door open,” state Assemblyman Travis Allen told the Orange County Register, “and now other cities throughout California are looking to get on Board and against the illegal sanctuary.”

The law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, and in force since Jan. 1, includes the prohibition of state and local police authorities, of Information of the Federal authorities, in cases in which illegal immigrants are released prior to the deportation from the detention.

Los Alamitos’ adopted claims regulation, the new state law “in direct conflict with the Federal laws and the Constitution.”

Therefore, the Council said that it “notes that it is impossible to honor our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” if it’s not opt-out.


The Council’s move, inspired officials in Orange County, and the cities of Aliso Viejo and Buena Park to consider the adoption of similar measures against the California sanctuary act.

Orange County Supervisor Michelle steel said in a statement on Tuesday that it plans a similar regulation to the Board of Supervisors.

“I thank you, adopted by the city of Los Alamitos for standing up for its citizens and the rejection of the so-called ‘sanctuary’ law, in Sacramento, and I urge the County of Orange, and to do all our cities the same,” steel said in the release.

Aliso Viejo mayor Dave Harrington said the Council will discuss the similar action in the next month.

“It’s a great thing what they did,” Harrington told the Orange County Register. “I think they were to the point that we the oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States.”

Buena Park Councilwoman Beth Swift said she will follow, and demand a discussion on the measure at the next Council meeting.

Huntington Beach had considered opting out of the state sanctuary law before the Los Alamitos’ decision, the Deputy-above All-said the publication.

The attempts to rebel against the California sanctuary act, is, without a doubt, pit, state, and local legislators against each other.

California Senate leader, Kevin de León, the author of the controversial sanctuary law, and is targeting U.S. sen Dianne Feinstein’s seat, said the law will not be sued against the Constitution, and those councils, the decision to risk it.

Los Alamitos Council “a symbolic vote in favor of President Trump – racist immigration and the enforcement of the policy is disappointing,” said de León, the Ventura County Star said.

“Local governments that are trying to break state law to saddle the cost of your residents with unnecessary and expensive process.”

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.

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