Court Strikes Down Ban on Private ICE Detention Centers in CA

Published on October 2nd, 2022

A California ban on private immigration detention facilities was struck down last week by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Signed into law in 2019 by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the law planned to get rid of privately owned detention facilities contracted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Fox News has the full story:

“A larger panel of the traditionally liberal-leaning court ruled against the law on Monday, having already ruled against it in a three-person panel last year. It found that the law violated the Supremacy Clause, which prohibits states from interfering with the operations of the federal government.”

As mentioned in the Fox story, California is a sanctuary state, which means the state authorities are prevented from fully cooperating with ICE.  These private facilities are one of the few outlets for managing illegal immigration in our state.

This ruling comes on the heels of another failed move in early September by California legislators related to illegal aliens housed in state prisons.

The proposed law aimed to prevent illegal aliens imprisoned in California from being transferred to federal immigration authorities after their sentences were completed.

A simple solution to this problem would be to cut down on illegal immigration. California needs to stop incentivizing reasons for people to cross the border and move here.

Gov. Newsom has crafted a myriad of policies that make our state attractive to illegal aliens. Recent moves include providing state ID cards and access to free healthcare

On top of all of that, we’re also completely overcrowded beyond our natural population capacity. Illegal immigration is a major contributing factor to our state’s resources being stretched to the max.

If you cut down on illegal immigration, you won’t need as many detention facilities. You also might mitigate the state’s population crisis and all of the problems that accompany that. 

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