Southern California city stands up to the state to reject voices sanctuary law

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Councilman Warren Kusumoto links to discuss the ‘your world’ as to why the city of Los Alamitos believes that CA should decide, from the condition of the new ” sanctuary law, and the limits of cooperation between law enforcement and immigration authorities.

A Southern California city Council leaned Monday night and voted to reject the state sanctuary act.

Los Alamitos Council members voted 4-1 to opt out of a law that limits cooperation between local police and Federal immigration agents.

The law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, became effective on 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 finds “that it is impossible to honor our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” if you do not opt-out.

The vote caused different reactions among the over 150 people present in the meeting.

“You claim your right to warranty by the Constitution, remains the main law of the country,” Arthur Schaper, who supported the motion, told Fox in Los Angeles.

Moti Cohen, an immigrant from Israel, said he came to the United States is legal and that everyone should follow the path. It is a residential residence after marriage with his American wife.

“The law is the law and has been enforced in the whole country,” he told The Los Angeles Times. “The country is a law-and-order country and come here legally.”

Others is upset that a Council in California has decided to decide whether to ignore the state laws are intended to protect illegal immigrants, showed up to protest the vote – what is a temporary delay.

“What we don’t understand, what we fear, we kill. And this is what we do, we kill the spirit of this nation, the Americans,” Joanne Abuqartoumy told the newspaper.

The only dissenting voice in the Council, Mark Chirco, wrote on Facebook after the vote, “I could not see how the Ordinance proposed tonight, our city would benefit” and is instead “our city is in danger of a costly and hard-fought battle with the state of California.”

But many believe that the example of the Los Alamitos-the Council is a game changer in California, where state officials positioned against the immigration policy of the Trumpf management.

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


“Maybe it could be the leader. We are glad that the body is a policy that supports an action, the laws of the Federation,” Robin Hvidston, executive director of the pro-immigration enforcement group, We, the Climbing people, said the LA Times.

“We are calling on the Federal government to stand up to the name of the city,” she said, in the hope of the U.S. Department of justice for the support of the city.

The newly adopted law, will be a second reading in a month. It is expected that the regulation will happen again.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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

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