California governor says Jeff Sessions acting like Fox News

California governor says Jeff Sessions acting like Fox News

California governor says Jeff Sessions acting like Fox News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions launched a strident defense Wednesday of the Trump administration's legal challenge to California state laws that shield illegal immigrants from federal authorities, proclaiming that "immigration law is the province of the federal government". Jerry Brown and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for interfering with federal immigration activities. SB 54 is the one which prevents law enforcement officials from notifying ICE when they have a criminal illegal alien in their custody and bars them from transferring such aliens to federal custody.

The lawsuit is the latest broadside from the Trump administration against so-called "sanctuary cities" - a broad term referring to localities that abide by some measure of non-cooperation with federal law enforcement - and amid an already heightened level of tension with California.

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Cities and states were also required to certify that they complied with a particular federal immigration law.

Things were kicked up a notch when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned her residents that Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids were coming. A ruling could help determine what sort of immigrant-protecting policies cities and states are permitted to put into place. "My fear is that crime is going to increase because many immigrant families will be fearful of calling their local police departments", said de Leon. He also said that he spoke with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on possible responses to the DOJ's lawsuit, and said that Legislature will have a response later today.

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After almost a year of threats, the Trump administration made its most aggressive move to date against a familiar target of its ire: California and its immigration policies.

In response to this sanctuary state law, the Trump administration had chose to bring the state into court, suing Democratic Gov.

Sessions said, "How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement just to promote your radical open borders agenda?" He accused Sessions of "going to war" with California to appease President Donald Trump. "I call upon him to apologize to the people of California for bringing the mendacity of Washington to California and trying to insert discord and division, and I might add dysfunctionality, in a state that's really working". The suit is specifically taking aim at California's SB54 law, a mandate that prohibits local police from reporting illegal immigrants to immigration officials for minor offenses, the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, and a law regarding the inspection of immigrant detention centers.

The nation's top cop will speak about "sanctuary jurisdiction" issues at an annual conference organized by California Peace Officers' Association, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The lawsuit aims to block three so-called sanctuary laws the state's legislature passed past year.

The U.S. Supreme Court reinforced the federal government's primacy in enforcing immigration law when it blocked much of Arizona's tough 2010 immigration law on similar grounds.

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