When it comes to California, which is an unashamed cess pool of liberalism and progressive thought, it’s easy to imagine that just about everyone there falls firmly on the left, especially in regard to immigration.
However, that is not at all the case, as the city of Los Alamitos just proved by voting to defy the state’s current sanctuary law (please see our previous report below), rejecting California’s resistance to President Trump’s policies on immigration.
There might be some hope yet for the land of fruits and nuts.
The Daily Caller has the details on what inspired the city to take a stand:
City council members in Los Alamitos, an Orange County city of about 12,000, voted 4-1 on Monday night to opt out of Senate Bill 54, a law that went into effect Jan. 1 and sharply restricts municipal cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
Although the ordinance is likely to be challenged by state officials and immigration groups, its supporters say it sends a clear message that the city is placing public safety over politics.
“This council is looking out for the constituents in our city,” Los Alamitos Councilman Warren Kusumoto said, according to the Orange County Register.
The law, which must pass a second city council vote scheduled for April 16, thrusts Los Alamitos into the national debate over sanctuary jurisdictions. The battle is particularly intense in California, which has emerged as the foremost state-level opponent of Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.
Under Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, California has enacted several laws that limit the ability of local governments and private actors from voluntarily assisting federal immigration enforcement. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice sued California over three of those laws — including SB54 — saying they interfere with the federal government’s prerogative to enforce immigration statutes.
If liberals are really serious about giving support to illegal immigrants who have come across our border and broken our laws, why is it they aren’t putting their money where their mouths are and leaving their doors unlocked at night and the front gate open?
That’s essentially what they are doing to our nation, so why not be consistent and go all the way?
The answer, of course, is because doing something like that exposes you and your loved ones to dangerous people with impure motives. It’s illogical to purposefully place yourself in unnecessary danger.
The left is okay doing this on a national level, but not on a personal level. It shows the utter disconnect between their belief system and reality.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THREATS FROM IMMIGRATION ACTIVISTS BEFORE THE VOTE:
A small town in California is taking a stand against the state’s sanctuary city policy. The city of Los Alamitos is planning on voting tomorrow on exempting itself from the new law that limits cooperation between cops and ICE. Immigration enforcement is important in lowing crime and drug abuse in any town. America has become a magnet for criminals and drug dealers who slip through the border and then slip out.
A co-director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at UC Irvine, said Los Alamitos is inviting a lawsuit if the ordinance is adopted: “It looks like they’re setting themselves up for litigation.”
So we’re being ruled by the illegal aliens who, by the way, ARE NOT immigrants.
The big question should be whether America wants sovereignty or not. Without borders you don’t have a nation….Which is it?
Via OC Register:
Los Alamitos might try to opt out of California’s new sanctuary law.
The City Council in Orange County’s second-smallest city is scheduled to vote Monday, March 19 on an ordinance that calls for exempting itself from the California Values Act, SB54, a new law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and immigration authorities.
The state law, which took effect Jan. 1, “may be in direct conflict with federal laws and the Constitution of the United States,” reads the proposed local law.
Stating that council members have taken an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution, the ordinance says the council “finds that it is impossible to honor our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States” and at the same time be in compliance with the new state law.
The proposed ordinance might be the first local attempt in California to officially challenge the law, said Kathleen Kim, a Loyola Marymount University law professor who specializes in immigrants’ rights and human trafficking.
The proposed ordinance contains “flawed argument,” Kim said Friday, March 16. The new state law is “absolutely consistent with the U.S. Constitution,” she said.
Annie Lai, co-director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at UC Irvine, said Los Alamitos is inviting a lawsuit if the ordinance is adopted.
“It looks like they’re setting themselves up for litigation,” she said.
Some residents welcome the proposed law.
“Everyone holding elective office takes the same oath to uphold the laws to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. It doesn’t say unless the state legislature decides otherwise,” said Art DeBolt, a longtime community activist, via e-mail. “I do believe somewhere in our history, we fought a war to prevent states from ignoring the law of the land and preserving the union.”
The Los Alamitos City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday at 3191 Katella Ave.