It’s Not Just the ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill: The Trump Lawsuit Challenges These Laws Too

County Supervisor Dianne Jacob has said she’d support the county joining the Trump administration’s challenge to California’s sanctuary policies. / Photo by Sam Hodgson

If the San Diego County Board of Supervisors decides to join the Trump administration in challenging San Diego’s so-called sanctuary policies, it’ll be taking on more than the one law that’s gotten the lion’s share of attention.

The Trump administration is suing the state over three laws passed by the state Legislature last year that limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement efforts. The Justice Department argues the laws violate the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause because they are designed to stop the federal government from enforcing its laws.

The Board of Supervisors will discuss whether to join the lawsuit on Tuesday. The Orange County Board of Supervisors recently voted to join the lawsuit, while several cities in the county have…

Original published: 2018-04-16 12:00:22 Read the full San Diego News here


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