Orange County joins DoJ lawsuit against California's 'sanctuary' law

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Trump tweeted the morning after the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to condemn the state's "sanctuary state" laws, and to join the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit that seeks to overturn those laws on the basis of the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Steel's introduction of the resolution prompted Supervisor Shawn Nelson to propose joining Sessions' lawsuit. In Orange County, the small city of Los Alamitos recently approved an ordinance to exempt itself from the state's sanctuary law while leaders in the county seat of Santa Ana _ a self-declared immigrant sanctuary _ will consider filing an amicus brief to support California in federal court. The agency's goal is to help U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents "remove unsafe offenders from our community". Orange County, which is home to Disneyland and wealthy beach communities where many people vacation, has always been known as a GOP stronghold, but Democrats have gained significant ground in recent years. Another tasks California investigators with probing the detention conditions of immigrants held by ICE in the state.

West Palm Beach is one of 23 cities and states - including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago - that received letters from the Justice Department in January demanding documentary proof of compliance with the law.

"We can not have all the states with different immigration laws".

On Monday, the Orange County Sheriff's Department, which also opposes the sanctuary state law, began a practice of publishing the dates in which inmates will be released from custody, which the agency said is meant to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

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"By making us a sanctuary city and state, we're doing nothing more than attracting millions more people to come to this country and to consume the very wealth that is necessary for our quality of life", Rohrabacher said.

"What it does do is prevent law enforcement from acting as ICE agents, hunting down and rounding up hard-working immigrants in our communities", he said in a statement to The Washington Post.

Hutchens announced on Monday she will put all county jail inmates' release dates online to get around SB 54, a law that took effect on January 1 and now prohibits local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with immigration authorities.

"My department, however, remains committed to cooperating fully with federal authorities in all areas where I have discretion to remove serious criminals from our community", she added.

Last October, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 54, the sanctuary state legislation that extends protections for immigrants living in the United States illegally. California voters passed Prop. 187 but it ultimately did not survive court challenges.

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"We've gotten to a point of an entitlement attitude - if you disagree you're a bad person, you're morally bankrupt if you don't see the world the same way I do", Nelson said.

"This kind of obsessive immigrant bashing is embarrassing to the county and its residents, and seems created to court the approval of a racist president and his cronies", de Leon said.

She also said supervisors should think about what side of history they will fall on.

By posting the entire list of inmates and release times, the department says, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can get the information without the sheriff's office having to communicate specifically.

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