Politics, States

Los Alamitos, CA to Defy Sanctuary State Law

One of the smallest cities in Orange County, California, is considering giving the Heisman to Gov. Jerry Brown and company this week by passing an ordinance rejecting the state’s recent sanctuary state law.

The Los Alamitos city council is taking the ordinance seriously given their oaths to uphold the U.S. Constitution, which the sanctuary state law violates (along with federal law).

If the council members pull the trigger, it could set up a domino effect in the state’s more conservative cities which could blow up into a political civil war that pits the uber-leftist state legislature against local city governments.

This could get fun.

Here’s more from 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.

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