AG Sessions to speak to law enforcement officials in Sacramento today

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The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Sacramento, targets California laws that extend protections for illegal immigrants living in the United States.

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.

"California, we have a problem", he began his speech, describing new laws that prevent state cooperation with federal immigration agents as "harmful to Californians" and "especially harmful to our law enforcement".

The mayor of Oakland, California, responded to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions by repeating the "How dare you?" phrase he used after she warned of a recent federal immigration raid.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions brought the Trump administration's feud with California to the doorstep of the state Capitol on Wednesday, suing over its so-called sanctuary state law and dramatically escalating a war with the liberal powerhouse in a sharp exchange of words with Democratic Gov.

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"The provisions of state law at issue have the objective and effect of making it more hard for federal immigration officers to carry out their responsibilities in California", the complaint filed in Sacramento states.

"The provisions of state law at issue have the objective and effect of making it more hard for federal immigration officers to carry out their responsibilities in California", Justice Department lawyers wrote, according to the Post.

"At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Jeff Sessions has come to California to further divide and polarize America", Brown said on Twitter.

Sessions says California's laws are unconstitutional and a "plain violation of common sense".

"A refusal to apprehend and deport those, especially the criminal element, effectively rejects all immigration law".

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In his speech, Sessions praised the Trump administration's strong stance on enforcing immigration law. Of those arrested, 180 were either convicted criminals, had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the US, or had been previously removed from the United States and returned, said the agency.

"So here's my message for Mayor Schaaf: How dare you". Those who have outstanding orders of deportation, or who returned to the US after being deported, are subject to immediate removal from the country, said the agency in a press statement, adding that the remaining individuals are in ICE custody awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge, or pending travel arrangements for removal in the near future. This saga of state vs. country has been ongoing, of course, but this legal move - whether a distracting stunt or legitimate case - takes that battle to the next level. Jerry Brown (D), is in his final year in office. "Her actions support those who flout the law and boldly validates illegality", the attorney general said.

Brown said he is still willing to cooperate with Sessions on immigration enforcement targeted at criminals, which he said is possible because of limitations he demanded in SB 54.

The lawsuit is also of note because it is the first to place a state against the Justice Department and the DOJ's ongoing behavior in regards to immigration.

Brown speculated that Sessions' dig on California may be an attempt to ease an openly rocky relationship with the president, saying, "Maybe he's trying to keep his job because the president is not too happy with him". Meantime, dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the hotel in Sacramento before Sessions' remarks.

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