Leaders in Orange County, California, have voted to join a U.S. government lawsuit against the state over…
its so-called sanctuary law for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
By a 3-0 vote, the all-Republican Board of Supervisors decided in closed session Tuesday to take the action.
The vote comes a week after the small Orange County city of Los Alamitos voted to opt out of the state law that limits local police collaboration with federal immigration agents.
California passed the sanctuary law last year to try to protect immigrants from stepped-up deportations under the Trump administration.
— Arthur C. Schaper (@ArthurCSchaper) March 27, 2018
California’s sanctuary policies are illegal and unconstitutional and put the safety and security of our entire nation at risk. Thousands of dangerous & violent criminal aliens are released as a result of sanctuary policies, set free to prey on innocent Americans. THIS MUST STOP!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018