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Residents in Escondido, California voiced their opinions at a heated meeting Wednesday night before the city’s council voted to file a legal brief supporting the Trump administration’s lawsuit against the state’s sanctuary law.
Escondido joined four other cities — and is the first in San Diego County — that have taken action in fighting back against the law that protects illegal immigrants from federal ICE officials.
“This is the right thing to do,” Mayor Sam Abed said Wednesday. “I was elected mayor to uphold the Constitution and to keep our community safe. I am committed to do that, and that’s what the council did today.”
More than 60 residents voiced their arguments at the meeting, according to Fox 5 San Diego.
“I came to this country 45 years ago with me and my mother, OK?” one supporter of the vote said.
“Forty-five years ago, we were not offered sanctuary. We were not offered an easier, softer way, OK? We were told ‘You have to be an American citizen and here’s what you have to do. And we did it.”