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:
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: DOJ to INVESTIGATE Oakland Mayor After ICE TIP-OFF
The White House confirmed this week that the Department of Justice was launching an investigation into a California mayor who tipped-off illegal immigrants of impending ICE sweeps; calling the left-wing politicians actions “outrageous,” reports the Los Angeles Times.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called-out Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf Thursday over her decision to publicly disclose imminent immigration crackdowns throughout the Bay Area, telling residents to be on the lookout for federal agents within their communities.
“I think it’s outrageous that a mayor would circumvent federal authorities and certainly put them in danger by making a move such as that,” said Sanders, adding that her actions were currently “under review” to see if she violated federal law.
“The Oakland mayor’s decision to publicize her suspicions about ICE operations further increased that risk for my officers and alerted criminal aliens — making clear that this reckless decision was based on her political agenda with the very federal laws that ICE is sworn to uphold,” said ICE’s acting director.
Oakland, like many other California municipalities, considers itself a ‘Sanctuary City,’ often shielding illegal immigrants and undocumented workers from federal authorities and border patrol agents.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: First ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT Hired as STATE OFFICIAL
The ‘Sanctuary State’ of California made national headlines again this week; appointing for the first time in its history an illegal immigrant to state office; escalating its all-out war with the Trump administration over federal guidelines regarding undocumented workers.
According to Yahoo News, the state has appointed “an undocumented resident to a statewide post,” unveiling the controversial move just hours after President Trump visited the Golden State’s southern border with Mexico.
The Senate Rules Committee officially appointed 33-year old Lizbeth Mateo to work on the panel’s commission to increase college access for minority communities and illegal residents; directly rebuking Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ crackdown on the state’s ‘Sanctuary City’ policies.
“While Donald Trump fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities,” said Senate President Kevin de Leon. “Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country.”
Mateo was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and was brought to the United States along with her parents at the age of 14.