City in Orange County Will Vote to Defy California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Law

Sanctuary StateThe city council of Los Alamitos, in Orange Country, will vote Monday on whether to defy SB 54, the State of California’s “sanctuary state” law, which passed last year and went into effect January 1.

SB 54, officially known as the “California Values Act,” restricts state and local cooperation with federal immigration enforcement authorities. It is one of three “sanctuary state” laws that is being challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice on constitutional grounds.

According to legal experts, it is the only one of the three laws that has a chance of surviving. However, Los Alamitos is not waiting for the courts to rule.

The Orange County Register notes:

The state law, which took effect Jan. 1, “may be in direct conflict with federal laws and the Constitution of the United States,” reads the proposed local law.

Stating that council members have taken an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution, the ordinance says the council “finds that it is impossible to honor our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States” and at the same time be in compliance with the new state law.

Supporters of the proposed city ordinance say that the city council members took an oath to defend the Constitution when they assumed their local offices, and that their duty supersedes the state legislature’s effort to resist federal immigration law.

However, critics say that the state law does not conflict with the Constitution.

Orange County has traditionally been a conservative stronghold, but the county was won by Hillary Clinton in 2016, and Democrats hope to build on that showing to unseat several Republicans in the U.S. House this year.

The Los Alamitos ordinance is one of several efforts by conservative regions of the state to chart a different path from the Democrat-dominated state government. The State of Jefferson and the New California movements are both efforts to withdraw from California as its “resistance” to the Trump administration intensifies.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named to Forward’s 50 “most influential” Jews in 2017. He is the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

This article was originally published by Breitbart.com/California

Comments

  1. THE CAPTIVE says

    GOOD! May this city be successful in their endeavor to be free of jerry brown and his law=less actions to destroy THE ONCE GREAT STATE OF CA! May jerry brown be caged and tossed into Mexico to live there where the banditos thrive.

    • UpChuckLiberals says

      I really want the INS to arrest the illegal now openly in our state government. Then arrest the rest for aiding and abetting a known criminal.

  2. Brenda Torres says

    FINALLY SOME COMMON SENSE…!!!

  3. sounds like a good city to me

  4. retiredxlr8r says

    Spot on!
    Immigration and Borders are the purview of the Feds, period!
    Brown, Deleon, Newsome and most other elected Democrats deserve Jail Time for violating their oath of office and acts of treason against the United States of America.

  5. At least there is one Mayor and city that has their head screwed on straight. This might be one of the few cities in CA that might be worth living in. The rest of the CA city politicians who play along with the Sacramento nuts have no spine and should be expunged from their political positions and let someone take over who wants to comply with federal law.

  6. showandtell says

    Here is what a serious-minded mayor and city council look like:
    “Los Alamitos Makes History: Votes 4-1 to Reject California Sanctuary State Policy”

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