SoCal town ponders local ordinance to exempt itself from ‘sanctuary state’ law

SoCal town ponders local ordinance to exempt itself from ‘sanctuary state’ law
Let our people go. Photo of Monarch, the last California golden bear in captivity, ca. 1900., (Image; UC-Berkeley, Bancroft Library via SFGate.com)

[Ed. – No surprise it’s in Orange County.  The pretext may be “conflict with U.S. law,” but a major underlying cause is that the OC is being overrun with an unprecedented homeless population, much of which is illegal. Hardest hit: the middle class, which can’t get away from the influx by retreating behind guard-gates.]

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.

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