Last month, Las Alamitos city officials voted to reject the ‘sanctuary state’ policy imposed by the California legislature on the grounds that it violates federal law and that it’s generally a bad idea.
Now Gov. Jerry Brown is stuck between a rock and hard place as three more cities have joined the growing coalition of local government rejection of the policy.
All of this why federal DHS and ICE authorities continue to put the squeeze on California with raids of businesses to crack down on illegal immigration.
And if that weren’t enough, the fact that California may soon be split into three has got the liberals foaming at the mouth.
Chickens are coming home to roost.
Here’s more from Redstate…
The “Sanctuary State” of California isn’t as committed at the city level as Gov. Moonbeam might hope. Individual cities aren’t so keen on the absurd policy of defying the Federal gov’t and abandoning American sovereignty.
They join what is now a true trend in Central California, joining Aliso Viejo, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Mission Viejo, Barstow, Escondido, San Juan Capistrano, Yorba Linda, Hesperia, and above-mentioned Los Alamitos in opposition to the state’s Sanctuary policy or in support of the Trump administration’s lawsuit against it.
Here’s more from Fox News Insider:
“It’s a tool in the toolbox for our police to help keep criminals off the street,” Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter said of the vote against the law.
He said the issue is not about opposition to immigrants – as critics allege – but about keeping “illegal alien criminals” from re-entering the community.
The sanctuary law is heavily supported by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and State Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D).
Peotter also said that Brown is sending National Guard troops to the border for reasons other than to prevent illegal immigration.
“You listen to Jerry Brown, and he’s sending [troops] there for other reasons. Not for immigration purposes,” he said. “In either event, the troops end up being at the border.”