The Trump administration announced this week its plans to sue the state of California over their flat-out refusal to cooperate with at least three recently-passed immigration statutes; claiming local law enforcement was “interfering” with federal policy regarding undocumented workers, reports Fox News.
“The Department of Justice and the Trump Administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday. “We are fighting to make your jobs safer and to help you reduce crime in America.”
California’s Governor Jerry Brown fired-back at Sessions, saying “At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Jeff Sessions has come to California to further divide and polarize America. Jeff, these political stunts may be the norm in Washington, but they don’t work here.”
The legal fight between the state and the Trump administration comes just days after the liberal mayor of Oakland warned illegal immigrants of impending ICE sweeps throughout the Bay Area.
US officials believe her “outrageous” announcement allowed nearly 800 illegal immigrants -some with criminal convictions- to evade capture from federal agents.