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Justice Dept Sues California For Using Sanctuary Cities To Skirt Fed Law


Added 03-07-18 12:16:01am EST - “The Department of Justice sued the state of California Tuesday for using so-called sanctuary laws to violate aspects of the U.S Constitution. The Trump administration and the Justice Department allege” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Justice Dept Sues California For Using Sanctuary Cities To Skirt Fed Law”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Department of Justice sued the state of California Tuesday for using so-called sanctuary laws to violate aspects of the U.S Constitution.

The Trump administration and the Justice Department alleged late Tuesday night that three California laws obstruct enforcement of federal immigration law and harm public safety. The lawsuit comes as President Donald Trump continues to escalate a protracted battle against city ordinances that protect illegal aliens.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will reference the lawsuit in a speech Wednesday at the California Peace Officers Association’s 26th Annual Law Enforcement Day. “We are fighting to make your jobs safer and to help you reduce crime in America. And I believe we are going to win,”  according to an excerpt from the AG’s prepared speech.

“At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Jeff Sessions has come to California to further divide and polarize America. Jeff, these political stunts may be the norm in Washington, but they don’t work here. SAD!!!” Gov. Jerry Brown told his Twitter followers shortly after the lawsuit was filed.

Justice’s lawsuit also comes less than a month after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned employers that they would be prosecuted if they help federal immigration officers find illegal immigrants.

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