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Trump sides with Orange County, Calif. in defiance of state sanctuary law: ‘Solidarity’

(National SentinelHas Their Back: President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday tweeted out that his administration is in “solidarity” with Orange County, Calif., officials who pledged to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, ostensibly in violation of the state’s “sanctuary” law.

“My Administration stands in solidarity with the brave citizens in Orange County defending their rights against California’s illegal and unconstitutional Sanctuary policies. California’s Sanctuary laws….” the president wrote.

In a follow-up tweet, the president urged California officials to defer to federal law when it comes to immigration enforcement.

“….release known dangerous criminals into communities across the State. All citizens have the right to be protected by Federal law and strong borders,” Trump said.

The tweets come on the heels of a decision by Orange County commissioners to join a federal lawsuit against the state over SB-54, the sanctuary law, because it prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal immigration authorities in most cases.

On Wednesday California Attorney General Xavier Becerra threatened to arrest Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchins for publicly announcing release dates for any illegal immigrants her department is holding — in accordance to federal law — in order to assist ICE.

“State law is state law. And it is my job to enforce state law. I will do so,” Becerra said during a press conference.

“And we want to make sure that every jurisdiction including Orange County, understand what state law requires of the people and the subdivisions of the state of California,” he continued.

When asked if that meant filing suit against Orange County or even arresting the sheriff, Becerra stepped away from the podium saying, “I think I just answered that.”

Earlier this month U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Justice Department is suing California over its law.

Becerra said his state expected the lawsuit, adding that California has a right to pass immigration-related laws, even if they conflict with federal statutes.



“We’re doing nothing to intrude in the work of the federal government to do immigration enforcement,” he said. “We recognize and respect that it’s the federal government that has jurisdiction over immigration enforcement, and we hope that federal government would recognize that under the constitution and the 10th Amendment that the state of California and the 50 states have the power to decide how to do public safety.”

Critics say what California is doing has nothing to do with public safety. In fact, in an appearance on Fox News‘ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Hutchins said the state law puts residents more at risk, not less, for their safety.

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1 Comment on Trump sides with Orange County, Calif. in defiance of state sanctuary law: ‘Solidarity’

  1. Then in turn why not deal with the inflated housing prices and homeless in the area? This would be a good example of how to erase the poop map.

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