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.