More California cities looking to reject state's sanctuary law

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Related "Orange County supervisor pushing to opt out of California's 'dangerous' sanctuary law"
Article author: 
Lukas Mikelionis
Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
22 March 2018
Article category: 
National News
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More towns and cities in California are exploring options to follow Los Alamitos in rejecting the state’s sanctuary law.

Members of the Los Alamitos Council voted Monday to opt out of a state law that limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration agents.

Los Alamitos’ adopted ordinance claims the new state law “may be in direct conflict with federal laws and the Constitution.”

The council, therefore, said it “finds that it is impossible to honor our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” if it does not opt out.

"Tiny Los Alamitos has kicked open the door," state Assemblyman Travis Allen told the Orange County Register ...

Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel said in a statement Tuesday that she plans to present a similar ordinance to the Board of Supervisors ...

"I thank the City of Los Alamitos for standing up for its citizens and rejecting the so-called ‘sanctuary' legislation passed in Sacramento, and I urge the County of Orange and all of our cities to do the same," Steel said in the release ...

California’s Senate leader, Kevin de León, who authored the controversial sanctuary law and is aiming for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's seat, said the law doesn’t violate the Constitution and those councils opting out of it are risking to be sued ...

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