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Crackdown=> Justice Department Sues California For Laws Protecting Illegal Aliens

Posted on 06 March 2018

On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear before the California Peace Officers’ Association in Sacramento to make a “major” announcement about Sanctuary Cities.

Mercury News reports:

Sessions will make the “major sanctuary jurisdiction” announcement at the 26th Annual Law Enforcement Legislative Day, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.

The announcement comes after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned residents of an imminent raid by federal immigration agents last week that led to the ICE director saying the mayor tipped off criminals. The White House and ICE Director Thomas Homan also announced that the Department of Justice would launch a “review” of the mayor’s actions. A department spokesperson declined to comment when asked this week whether a probe was underway.

This evening, we learn the Justice Department is suing the state of California over laws protecting illegal aliens from being detained by ICE.

NBC News reports:

The lawsuit, which also names Gov. Jerry Brown and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, challenges three recently passed state laws that the Trump administration says hinder enforcement of federal immigration law and endanger federal agents.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce the lawsuit Wednesday at an annual gathering of law enforcement organizations in Sacramento.

“The Department of Justice and the Trump administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies that have been imposed on you,” Sessions said in remarks prepared for delivery to the law enforcement convention.

News of the announcement follows the Justice Department issuing a “final warning,” to various sanctuary cities around the country. 

Cook County, Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, New Orleans, Louisiana, New York, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are on the Justice Department’s hit list for failing to enforce federal immigration laws.

The cities had until October 27th to provide additional evidence that the interpretation and application of their laws, policies, or practices comply with the statute.

Could the lawsuit against California be a model for what’s to come for other Sanctuary Cities?

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