Just days after the small southern California city of Los Alamitos voted to officially reject the state’s ‘Sanctuary City’ policies, other towns in Orange County are joining the movement; urging the county supervisors to strike down the Golden State’s “unconstitutional” immigration laws.
The Orange County Supervisors will hold public debates Tuesday; weighing whether the county should be the first in the state to take legal action against California’s guidelines that limit local law enforcement’s interaction with federal immigration agents.
“These state laws are preempted by federal law,” Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson said. “Our officers actually face penalties under state law if they so much as talk to federal agents for the wrong thing. That’s just unacceptable and it’s contrary to federal law.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, other cities are also considering a vote on the state’s immigration policies, including Yorba Linda, Buena Park, Huntington Beach, and Mission Viejo.
“We cannot allow this to happen in Orange County and we need to protect our families and our homes here in Orange County,” said another Orange County Supervisor. “And that means bolstering our cooperation with federal immigration enforcement and stopping our county from becoming a sanctuary for criminal illegal immigrants.”