California County Joins ‘Sanctuary-State’ Revolt


The number of people who have come out against Gov. Brown's sanctuary state policies dwarf those in favor, according to San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar.

On Tuesday's “Fox & Friends,” Gaspar demanded that Gov. Brown follow the Constitution instead of pushing for sanctuary state laws.

“This is really quite remarkable,” she said. “The pouring in of hundreds and hundreds of emails. And this only includes items that have come through the regular email inbox. That doesn’t include the phone calls that I have received and anything on social media. It’s really remarkable.”

San Diego County is California's second-most populous county. It has joined at least a dozen other municipalities in supporting the Trump administration's lawsuit against the state to overturn its “sanctuary” law.

The county's all-Republican Board of Supervisors discussed the issue in a closed session Tuesday and afterward announced that it had voted in favor of supporting the Justice Department's lawsuit against the state law.

The law in question, SB54, officially titled the California Values Act, limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. The vote was 3-1, with one supervisor absent.

The move by San Diego County is the latest in a series of revolts by municipalities against the law, which began last month when the small city of Los Alamitos, located within Orange County, made national news by launching a city ordinance to reject the sanctuary law. Orange County itself soon followed suit by voting to file an amicus brief supporting the federal lawsuit against the state.

The cities of San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, Escondido, and Mission Viejo are among those whose leaders have either passed a resolution against the law or have voted to file amicus briefs in support of the Trump administration's positions.

The sanctuary-state issue is especially heated in the border county of San Diego, home to 3.3 million people, 33.5 percent of whom consider themselves Hispanics or Latino, according to the most recent census data.

San Diego City, which is led by popular Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer who often touts a balanced approach to immigration policy, has so far steered clear of taking a stand on the sanctuary-state law.

 

Source: Free Beacon



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