Trump says the administration stands in solidarity” with Orange County in the fight over California’s” sanctuary ” law

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President Trump on Wednesday said his government “stands in solidarity” with a California county pushed back against the state’s policy is to offer ‘sanctuary’ to illegal immigrants.

Orange County has become the center of national attention after he announced a series of measures to push back against a controversial bill that limits cooperation with Federal immigration authority

On Tuesday, the county board of supervisors has voted to join a lawsuit filed by the Department of justice to fight a policy that the government says, interfere with Federal immigration policy. On Monday, the sheriff’s department, the publication of the release date of the occupant announced, as a way to improve the cooperation with the Federal authorities.


On Wednesday, Trump announced that the administration was “in solidarity” with what the County does.

“My government stands in solidarity with the courageous citizens in Orange County in the defense of their rights against California is illegal and unconstitutional sanctuary policies,” he tweeted.

….release dangerous criminals into communities across the state. All citizens have the right to be protected by Federal law, and strong boundaries.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2018

“California’s Sanctuary laws…release dangerous criminals into communities across the country,” he added. “All citizens have the right to be protected by Federal law, and strong boundaries.”

Trump’s tweet comes amidst an escalating war of words with the blue state on the issue of illegal immigration. Trump and Minister of justice, Jeff Sessions, is Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf blasted for warning illegal immigrants in advance of an ICE raid in the last month. To capture the authorities, the debt-to-Schaaf for hundreds of illegal immigrants to bypass.


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California Democrats also reacted angrily this week to the plans of the administration, to a question about the state could be funded, say citizenship in the 2020 census, a step that the California legislature spook illegal immigrants from the answer to — lead to blue States with high numbers of illegal immigrants.

But Orange County is a rare Republican field in the midst of a wave of blue, pushing back against the sanctuary, the law of the within the state. Earlier this month Los Alamitos, a city in the County, also adopted a regulation to decide the law.


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“This legislation prevents law enforcement authorities from the removal of criminals from our community and is a danger to public safety,” Supervisor Shawn Nelson said before the vote on Tuesday.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra of the sheriff is called to follow the law, the action against the Sheriff and refused to rule out.

“State law is state law. It is my job to enforce state law and I’m going to do. We want to ensure that every jurisdiction, including Orange County, understands what state law requires of the people and the sub-divisions of the state of California,” Becerra said at a press conference.

When asked whether this meant that an arrest or lawsuit against the sheriff, Becerra responded, “I think I answered that.”

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.


Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.

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