Multiple Cities Support Trump Administration Lawsuit against California Sanctuary Laws

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The Escondido City Council voted 4-1 to file a legal brief in support of the DOJ’s case challenging California’s sanctuary policies. In an interview with Los Angeles Times, Mayor Sam Abed said a year ago, he promised Gov. Jerry Brown that his city will sue the state if SB 54 became law. He added, “Your Sacramento is now politically, ethically, and morally corrupt.”

The Aliso Viejo City Council also voted 4-1 to join the lawsuit against the state. In a statement, Mayor Dave Harrington said, “We had a robust discussion and I’m proud of my colleagues for their stamina and attention through 6.5 hours of testimony. We did the right thing.”

On Tuesday, Huntington Beach City Council voted 6-1 to file a lawsuit against the state over SB 54, which took effect on January.

The Fountain Valley City Council also voted in favor of filing an amicus brief in support of the DOJ’s lawsuit.

On March 21, Los Alamitos City Council voted 4-1 to exempt itself from state’s sanctuary law. Mayor Troy Edgar said Alamitos is “not a sanctuary city.