Multiple Cities Support Trump Administration Lawsuit against California Sanctuary Laws


Multiple cities in California support the Trump Administration’s lawsuit challenging the state’s sanctuary laws.

Early last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sued California for allegedly violating the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The DOJ argued that certain provisions of the state’s three laws AB 450, AB 103, and SB 54 obstruct federal immigration enforcement efforts.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the three California laws “irrational, unfair, and unconstitutional.”  On the other hand, Gov. Jerry Brown called Sessions’ allegations against the state a “lie” and a “political stunt.”

The state’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the state’s sanctuary laws do not contradict federal law on immigration. He also released guidelines to local law enforcement agencies about SB 54 also known as the California Values Act.

List of cities rejecting California sanctuary laws

On Wednesday, Escondido joined the cities of Aliso Viejo, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, and Orange County in rejecting the state’s sanctuary policies.