California’s new governor is promising the most populous state will be a “sanctuary to all who seek it” in a direct affront to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
The suspect accused of killing a California police officer the day after Christmas was arrested on Friday, along with his brother, co-worker and three other alleged accomplices, capping a two-day manhunt and providing a platform for the Stanislaus County Sheriff to rip into California's sanctuary laws.
Nevada has signed on in support of the federal government’s challenge to three so-called “sanctuary” laws in California, Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced Tuesday.
Laxalt joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit seeking to overturn the laws, officials with his office said in a news release.
For months, ever since other Orange County cities began taking stands against California’s new “sanctuary law,” Tustin has faced pressure to do the same.
In contrast to what is typically a staid affair, Tustin council meetings increasingly have been dominated by passionate opponents of SB 54 – which, under certain circumstances, limits interaction between local police forces and immigration officials.