The second-smallest city in Orange County voted Monday to reject the state’s ‘Sanctuary’ laws that limits cooperation between local police and federal agents, becoming the first town in California to officially rebuke the Governor’s statewide policy to protect illegal immigrants.
The city council of Los Alamitos voted 4-1 to opt-out of California’s law that rebuked federal guidelines and refused to cooperate with ICE and Border Patrol Agents; saying the policy “may be in direct conflict with federal laws and the Constitution,” adding the council “finds that it is impossible to honor our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” and enforce the Governor’s law.
A crowd of supporters and detractors both applauded and slammed the announcement, with one man telling Fox News, “They are asserting their right to ensure the constitutional remains the main law of the land.”
“What we don’t understand, what we fear, we kill,” said a supporter of the sanctuary policies. “And that’s what we’re doing we’re killing the spirit of this nation which is American.”
Watch the crowd reaction above: