Justice Department sues California over 'sanctuary' laws

  • Justice Department sues California over 'sanctuary' laws

Justice Department sues California over 'sanctuary' laws

The states are actually supposed to be supporting the federal government when it's enforcing the law as required by the Constitution.

The lawsuit by the Trump administration claims three of the state's laws intentionally undermine federal immigration law, according to The Associated Press. The Department of Justice then instituted a policy that would withhold grant money from local law enforcement that didn't comply with federal immigration law, which was also overturned in court.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking the fight over the nation's immigration policy directly to California by suing to block state laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. illegally. "I believe that we are going to win".

As legal proceedings get underway, several other measures in California are now under review by DOJ officials to determine whether they too violate federal immigration law.

States and cities say their policies are protecting the best interest of their citizens. Jerry Brown mimicking President Trump on Twitter as he criticized Sessions for coming to Sacramento "to further divide and polarize America". Jeff, these political stunts may be the norm in Washington, but they don't work here. He also attacked Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom for "bragging about the obstruction of law enforcement". Orrick rejected a request from the state to place a court-ordered stop to federal policies aimed at punishing sanctuary cities and states, along with other jurisdictions. And it's one of the most diverse USA states at a time when Trump's core of support is based in white voters. When he goes to San Diego this month, it'll be to view prototypes for a border wall that faces steep opposition in the state.

"We extended an invitation to speak at our event", Leveroni said in a phone interview Tuesday. Our statutes are in compliance with federal law. The U.S. Justice Department says all three of those laws are an impermissible burden on federal authority. California has been one of the most outspoken opponents of Trump administration policies, including the crackdown and deportation of undocumented immigrants.

"If they voluntarily start giving up information about their employees or access to their employees in ways that contradict our new California laws they subject themselves to actions by my office". This Administration and this Justice Department are determined to make it work effectively for the people. Birth control, student loans, energy use in appliances. A refusal to apprehend and deport those, especially the criminal element, effectively rejects all immigration law and creates an open borders system.

California is among the coastal states fighting the administration's plan to selectively increase offshore oil drilling. The Trump administration has sought to demonstrate that it will not tolerate noncompliance with federal immigration enforcement; California's top officials, self-proclaimed leaders of the anti-Trump resistance, have pushed the state to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement as little as possible. Brown ultimately signed it.

All this after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf made headlines last week for telegraphing the moves of ICE agents in the middle of an enforcement action. ICE's acting director, Thomas Homan, torched Schaaf for warning hundreds of "public safety criminals" that law enforcement was on its way.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Sacramento, report Politico, Washington Post, the National Law Journal and the New York Times. "And you know what, I'm thinking about doing it".